Bob Broughton: ‘Golden Gate Bridge is almost 75 years old + you don’t hear them talking about replacing the bridge’

JOHNSON STREET BRIDGE MAINTENANCE SHIRKERS 

WANT US ‘TO TRUST THEM TO MANAGE

A BILLION-DOLLAR SEWAGE TREATMENT PROJECT’

 

Whether the Blue Bridge is replaced or refurbished, it’s still going to cost a ton of money that will have to be borrowed and paid back with interest.

The reason that we’re at this point is a lack of maintenance.

The Golden Gate Bridge is almost 75 years old. 

You don’t hear them talking about replacing the bridge.

Instead, they have an aggressive maintenance plan.

A ship is given an annual refit to extend its useful life.

Roads around the region are suffering from the same neglect.

The most concerning thing about all of this is that the people who are charged with looking after our bridges and roads want us to trust them to manage a billion-dollar sewage treatment project.

 

Bob Broughton

Victoria

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Bridge, roads suffer from neglect

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Page A11

CCC

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