I say "non-existent" because that segment of the bridge was knocked into the river, not by poor maintenance or age, but by a semi with an oversized load who nailed the bridge superstructure at freeway speed.
The left, of course, doesn't act by logic... it acts out of hatred and the other emotions of the moment.
So, the rag didn't waste any time drawing comparisons between the Skagit Bridge and our own down here, even though for purposes of comparison between our bridge and the collapse of that bridge...
.... there IS no comparison.
But for sheer, unadulterated idiocy, the comments under the initial article by those who want to rape this community for their own ends are simply impossible to beat. From the outright lies of Rep. Jim "Molehill" Moeller (Communist - 49) to the rank and file morons who've drank the kool-aid.
“I presume its going to intensify the debate over the safety of the bridges. That’s been one of the principal issues with the bridges to begin with,” said Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver.Unknowingly, because no one has ever charged Molehill with being the brightest bulb on the tree, Moeller has just deftly tossed both Kitzhaber and the brain-damaged Inslee under a CTran bus.
“I think it raises the question over the whole aspect of bridge safety — not only with this bridge, but also with the infrastructures of this state,” he said.
IF the main issue for the CRC is safety...
... then WHY is light rail the determining factor?
That's the main problem with this lying scum.
As expected, the Columbian made no real effort to find CRC opponents, failing to contact either of the anti-CRC commissioners, for example, because it's likely they didn't want to hear the obvious:
That the Skagit Bridge collapse has NOTHING to do with our situation down here.
Nothing. And who wants to have reality spoil their riff?
For a non-elected individual, this comment takes the prize for ignorance, partisanship, and downright stupidity, typical of the fringe-leftist:
George Thomas · Top Commenter
Thank goodness that no one was injured, but, hey, I vote for Tim Eyeman intiatives, I'm a Tea Party Republican, I've got a Bluray in every room, four family cars, cellphones for everyone, eat out four or five times a week, am glad I moved here to avoid an income tax, have got more rooms than I need in my house, voted for Inslee who promised no new taxes and I have blamed our state workers for all our troubles too. This time, I don't think we can lay off enough state workers to get the money together to build up our state's infrastructure. By the way, does Benton have anything to do with bridge safety in this state? The Skagit bridge collapse would have been caught by a man who was doing the job he's paid to do, and we've got an environmental overseer man down here who will not do the job he's paid to do. What a deal, huh? Welcome to Washington folks, tax haven for the wealthy.