Thursday, August 2, 2007
Terrible news from the Twin Cities
The finger pointing hasn't started yet, but is sure to reach epic proportions before this story recedes into memory. Was it the repairs ongoing that caused it? Was it just a question of infrastructure failure from lack of maintenance? Minor earthquake? Gov't sources are quick to claim no connection to a terrorist nexus. Who knows? No one seems to right now.
The good news is that a busload of children apparently escaped, as did many others. The toll will certainly be terrible, nonetheless.
We are about to build a bridge on Saipan. Let's be sure we do a good job of it, engineering and construction wise. As I understand it, the new one is to replace one that failed due to typhoon damage.
Can you imagine the stresses on a span across the channel to Tinian? In addition to the Billion-dollar price tag, it is probably not such a great idea. Let's review this footage the next time someone brings it up.