Now that we’ve had a tragic accident in Minnesota, officials are finally starting to seriously look at our aging bridges.  It’s about time.  I grew up in a state where bridge safety became an issue several years ago; after the highway bridge in San Francisco collapsed during an earthquake, every single interstate bridge support was reinforced.  Why do we wait until tragedy strikes before we do the right thing?

I’m thankful that local governments are double-checking our bridges.  I hope they are willing to repair them, too.