The #soundness of the Mario Cuomo Bridge north of New York City should be investigated following reports of a potential cover-up over allegedly defective bolts, a New York Democrat told Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a letter this week.
The bridge, which carries travelers across the Hudson River, is named for a late former governor of New York who was the father of current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The elder Cuomo died on New Year’s Day in 2015 at age 82.
In his letter, U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., asks Buttigieg to “use your authority to open an investigation into these claims and [I] implore you to work with the New York State Department of Transportation to ensure proper inspections are conducted to assure the public of the safety of the bridge.”
Like anything else the government is involved in; they will wait until the bridge collapses, kills a couple dozen people and then launch an investigation. They have no concept of what the word being #proactive means. That does not apply to their #vacation-plans.
Now tell me I am wrong:
How many bridges in the US are unsafe? More than #46,000 of those bridges are #“structurally-deficient” and in #poor-condition. They are crossed 178 million times a day. An additional #81,000 bridges should be replaced, says ARTBA Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black, who led the team conducting the analysis. Apr 12, 2020