2020-07-31 17:05:02 UTC
So how come, in Alabama they built the Edmund Pettus Bridge
in 1940, and after 80 years it is still fine,
While in Seattle we built the West Seattle Bridge in
1984, and after 35 years it is broken and will be
unusable for years?
"On April 15, (2020) SDOT announced that the bridge will be closed
until at least 2022 because of more extensive damage found--.
On March 23, 2020, SDOT began a long-term closure of the bridge
for emergency repairs after cracks in the deck were discovered
during a routine inspection. The girder wall cracks had grown
to 2 feet (0.61 m) within a month, while the hollow girder cracks
had been noticed during inspections."