Minnesota sets ambitious goal for bridge fix
Officials hope rebuilding, normally a 3-year project, will be done by 2008
This is probably good, considering all mess the loss of this bridge is going to cause. But am I the only one who wonders about this:
The new bridge’s design will largely determine the cost, and although the federal government has pledged $250 million, Mahmoud said $300 million to $350 million –sounds about right.”
President Bush on Monday signed legislation that directs $250 million to rebuild the bridge. The legislation, passed by Congress over the weekend, waives the $100 million federal limit per state for emergency relief funds, authorizing $250 million for rebuilding the bridge.
Is it just me, or does it look a little like Minnesota just scored $250 million federal tax dollars for ignoring an aging bridge and letting it collapse into the river? Oh, and kill some people.
We keep defining down “emergency”. At least this doesn’t happen very often.