I think it’s 2 things:
a) “too much new”,.
b) It looks like PART was put up but not all of it yet.
c) If so, not enough test. They shouldn’t have opened up traffic underneath without fully testing the partial construction in simulations.
Head guy is an expert on Accelerated bridges and has sold the idea at many levels to help support infrastructure repair and growth.
I have no doubt he’s a smart guy. But maybe being a politicized project (apparently TIGER grants almost ALWAYS go to Republicans and only occasionally to Democrats) with too many hands in the mix, I suppose s point is: If you can’t afford a bridge locally and can’t build it yourselves, no bridge.
Only thing is… and I do see Richard’s point btw BUT … communities are interlocked at multiple levels.
Designers were local students.
Builders were local builders.
So, most of it WAS local.
Except the money.
So… nobody local WANTED the bridge to collapse. Workers didn’t want it: it’s in their area too and in their portfolios. Students didn’t want it to collapse.
So, how does the source of money affect the local students and the local construction from doing a good job?
“Manufactures unit value index (percentage change) is calculated as the annual percentage change of a weighted unit value index of exports of manufactures by industrial countries.”
Question is: Who sets the ” weighted unit value index of exports of manufactures by industrial countries” ?
I worked with the UN as part of my youth rights stuff when I was 18-25, esp with http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CRC.aspx – plus my neighbor two houses down as a kid, in her 90s when I knew her, worked with the UN for decades in her life… and even though I know they have internal issues as all orgs do I’m mostly left with positive feelings about their work.
Look at this… this is the kind of stuff they’re working on now. I’m a sucker for this kind of thing. I guess I’m a L I B E R A L G L O B A L I S T .