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Municipalities say they can’t afford to fix troubled bridges

August 2, 2013

Local municipalities say they want to repair the structurally deficient bridges they own, but the price is steep and funds are low....

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mahs81

Aug-02-13 12:05 PM

Oops I meant: Many of these issues would go away if the rate was either adjusted to today dollars or better yet eliminated.

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mahs81

Aug-02-13 12:03 PM

"The price also is steep: about $300,000. Hetler blames that "absurd" price on prevailing wage. "We could fix that bridge ourselves for a fourth of that cost," he said."

Where is Rural Rick in supporting the elimination or at least updating of the prevailing wage rate law. Money of these issues would go away if the rate was either adjusted to today dollars or better yet eliminated. This is a true Rural issue and rural rick can't seem to understand that rural dems need to support because urban repubs can not.

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twinder

Aug-02-13 10:33 AM

Amazing. Some have no trouble misrepresenting the truth and the Sun Gazette serves it up on a platter for everyone. Why did reporters stop investigating and reporting facts?

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DumberThanSome

Aug-02-13 8:21 AM

But a local businessman can get a $5 million grant to help him build a hotel. That's our tax dollars that could be used to fix the bridges and/or roads.

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GoBB62

Aug-02-13 8:05 AM

".and, voiced your opinion on the need for tax-cuts (to generate the appropriate-revenues)??" - sham

Why don't you ask JFK? He was a proponent of cutting taxes to raise revenue.

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MrShaman

Aug-02-13 6:15 AM

"Hmm... I just read an article about the city borrowing millions of dollars and dumping 400k in Bowman Field for "renovations", yet they can't afford to fix the bridge on Southview Ave.

Now the city has installed permanent steel pylons at the crossing so it's obvious there are no plans to ever repair it." - Capricorn1

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When was the last time you'd (actually) been proactive, about those bridge-repairs...and, voiced your opinion on the need for tax-cuts (to generate the appropriate-revenues)??

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Capricorn1

Aug-02-13 4:01 AM

Hmm... I just read an article about the city borrowing millions of dollars and dumping 400k in Bowman Field for "renovations", yet they can't afford to fix the bridge on Southview Ave. I used to often use this bridge as did many that attend the church that is adjacent to it. Now the city has installed permanent steel pylons at the crossing so it's obvious there are no plans to ever repair it.

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