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AP IMPACT: Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cash – Yahoo! News
Saturday 1 Aug 2009, 09:03
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AP IMPACT: Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cash – Yahoo! News.

WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges carrying 100 million drivers a day must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on spans that are already in good shape or on easier projects like repaving roads, an Associated Press analysis shows.

That is the problem with wanting to stimulate “shovel ready” projects. You need money to design repairs and replacements to these bridges. It takes time.

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