How safe do you think our highways and bridges are today?
Not safe at all. Years ago when the roads were built, semis for instance weren't of the length we see today. With that length the trailers carry more weight. Also years ago there were less cars, usually one to a household. Now with so many cars the highways are inept to handle the traffic and added wear and tear.
Our infrastructure and our pensions have not been fully accounted for by government accountants.
The mantra of government is we will build it with private funds so there will be no new taxes and yet the reality is maintenance is needed.
Our bridges are aging and are much more numerous than you think. Rockford, IL has over 100 bridges, most of these bridges are over 50 years old.
Concrete does not last forever. The funding for repair not to mention the lack of funding for inspection is a scary financial situation for the United States.
Bridges and highways being built in Singapore normally will conform to the standard of exceed 20% of the maximum load of vehicles. Therefore, personally I do believe that it should be safe.
by Czirják Csaba5 years ago
How did they do this over 5000 years ago without the invention of the wheel, according to scientists?Why do we find perfectly cut granite rectangles, which could only be cut by diamonds, that weigh about 1,500 tons that...
by undermyhat5 years ago
"If you own a business, you didn't build that..."President Obama says taxpayer funded roads and bridges built American business.President Obama has said Americas infrastructure is in of repairPoorest Countries...
by backporchstories4 years ago
Do you think more children today are disrespectful than they were 60 years ago?We learn from our media all about bullying and bloody girl fights. Even though bullying existed in the 50s and "cat" fights...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.