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How safe do you think our highways and bridges are today?

  1. backporchstories profile image79
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    How safe do you think our highways and bridges are today?

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    screamingposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. American_Choices profile image79
    American_Choicesposted 5 years ago

    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.

  4. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    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.