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Articles about our bridges

August 31, 2013

For the past couple weeks, there have been several articles about the need for more money to fix unsound bridges....

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Garben78

Sep-01-13 8:43 AM

Yep and the minute some m o r o n fell off that contraption for a bridge they would be suing in court

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Premier

Aug-31-13 7:11 PM

Fast Eddie didn't take the money? Gasp!

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CMReeder

Aug-31-13 3:06 PM

"This was supposed to happen after Stimulus was passed in 2009. Could it be that we were lied to?"

For those states who did take the money.

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Capricorn1

Aug-31-13 1:11 PM

This was supposed to happen after Stimulus was passed in 2009. Could it be that we were lied to?" - VinceKnauff

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Not really. The House (T-Baggin') Class O' 2010 made it very-CLEAR their primary-objective was gridlock...when it came to ANY of the President's efforts. -Shaman

Hate to burst your tea bags Shaman but $27.5 billion from the stimulus package was directed to highway and bridge construction projects and an additional $750 million for the maintenance of existing public transportation systems. Wonder how PennDOT faired in that transportation giveaway. Judging by the conditions of our roads and bridges, and the fact that they are looking to raise the state gas tax once again to the highest level in the country, I would say not too well. I'm thinking a lot of the transportation money was centered on government pork barrel projects.

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enigma

Aug-31-13 8:47 AM

Or maybe we could ask Obama what happened to the trillion dollars of stimulus money that was supposed to be spent on infrastructure.

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Scott36

Aug-31-13 8:43 AM

Capricorn, good post. You addressed the 1st. thing to enter my mind, those few people deserve infrastructure also, not to mention that if "one of those few people" who use it might become more relevant(in the event of structural collapse) to the author if it were his wife or child. One other thing does a lowboy trailer meet code?? Me thinks not!!

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MrShaman

Aug-31-13 8:41 AM

This was supposed to happen after Stimulus was passed in 2009. Could it be that we were lied to?" - VinceKnauff

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Not really. The House (T-Baggin') Class O' 2010 made it very-CLEAR their primary-objective was gridlock...when it came to ANY of the President's efforts.

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Premier

Aug-31-13 8:18 AM

The reason they have no money for bridge repair is simple. Take the project they are working on between 287 and the Pine Creek on 220.

They removed perfectly good guard rails, tarred the berms only where the rails were and put up brand new guard rails. Now they are grinding and topping the asphalt which is the same thing they did like 6 years ago.

That stretch of roadway was not bad at all.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-31-13 7:42 AM

"This was supposed to happen after Stimulus was passed in 2009. Could it be that we were lied to?"

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The president all ready admitted that they weren't shovel-ready. Of course they found some other worthy holes (pockets) to pour it into.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Aug-31-13 7:39 AM

With 5500 deficient bridges in the state and 19 million crossings a day, I am sure that everyone gets to share in the risk.

I guess the better questions to ask are: how deficient are they, will they collapse or do they just need some pot holes fixed, what criteria is being applied to risk rank them from worst to best, and yes why isn't Act 13 monies being used?

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VinceKnauff

Aug-31-13 7:34 AM

This was supposed to happen after Stimulus was passed in 2009. Could it be that we were lied to?

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Capricorn1

Aug-31-13 7:05 AM

Wow Shaman, I agree! The folks that live in these areas deserve the same infrastructure support as anyone else as long as these bridges are owned by the state. I just find it curious how PA pays such high gas taxes, yet we have some of the worst roads in the country. Then we have all this Act 13 money being spent on everything but our deteriorating infrastructure.

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MrShaman

Aug-31-13 6:50 AM

"Just how many vehicles use each bridge each day. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation site, Bridge Information, lists all of the deficient local bridges in Lycoming County and I would bet that half of those bridges have less than a dozen vehicles using them each day." - Al Sever

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...And, on the occasion there might (possibly) be any deaths, involved, if one o' those bridges collapses...what could the Life, of one-o'-those-folks (who live in the outer-reaches) be worth, ANYhow...right??

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nobud74

Aug-31-13 6:25 AM

So, the solution to our infrastructure, specifically bridges, problem is to use old truck trailers? Hmmmm.....

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