Lars Larson on Bridges Falling Down

Hey, here’s a crazy idea. How about we just close all the bridges in Oregon that are failing instead of actually fixing them?

I know, a lot of crazy ideas come out of Multnomah County. It is the home of liberals in Oregon. But, here’s one of the craziest ones I’ve ever seen. A Multnomah County Commissioner who’s decided she will no longer drive across a bridge known as the Sellwood Bridge. It goes from one of the fanciest neighborhoods in Portland to another of the fanciest neighborhoods in Portland and it carries about 30,000 travelers every single day.

The problem is, it’s busted down, in fact, it is rated as a “2”. It’s a bridge in very bad shape. This County Commissioner said since we can’t find the money to fix it because we’re spending most of it on Light Rail and crazy other things, why don’t we just close the bridge altogether.

Hey, let’s apply that to the rest of the state. Let’s just take most of the failing bridges in Oregon and just close them down. Let’s see how that works out for the taxpayers who have already paid the bill.

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