Author Archives: C. Fraser Smith

A wake-up call, or maybe it’s really the last call (access required)

Now comes the clichéd “wake-up call.” That phone’s been ringing in the matter of bridge repair for years. Catastrophes aren’t waiting to happen. In just the latest, an over-height truck clipped a bridge truss, triggering the collapse of a bridge span 120 feet above the Skagit River north of Seattle.

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