Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chinese Drywall, Snapping Bridges

San Francisco, CA --  Toxic drywall and snapping bridges. Three pieces of an emergency repair to the Bay Bridge's cantilever section made over Labor Day weekend snapped and crashed onto the upper deck of the span late Tuesday afternoon, striking three vehicles and forcing the indefinite closure of the region's busiest bridge. The pieces that snapped were two high-strength steel rods and a crossbeam from a steel saddle, said Tony Anziano, Caltrans toll bridge program manager.

At the rate safety standards, workmanship and quality control are eroding all around us, you'd almost think our government leaders are working extra-hard to ensure these trivial matters remain the stuff of rubes.

Party on, plebes!


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