Stimulus quick start cuts out neediest bridges in Minnesota

Full story: TwinCities.com
Just 27 of more than 1,100 of the neediest bridges in Minnesota will get federal stimulus money, partly because of a requirement that projects start quickly, an Associated Press analysis has found. Full Story
Hey

Pleasanton, CA

#3 Jul 31, 2009
The Wabasha St. Green Stairs counts as a "bridge", too. We're getting stimulus funds to replace it because it's "shovel-ready". That's the whole reason for the "stimulus" thing.
Gumby

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jul 31, 2009
Doesn't this kind of contradict the Obama admin's claim that the "stimulus" package wasn't intended to kick in for two years? Seems to me you could anything "shovel ready" in two years.

They need to get their stories straight.
Gumby

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 31, 2009
So in other words, after we will have spent over $700 billion of taxpayers' money, money that our grandkids will still be paying back, we'll still have over 1,000 bridges in Minnesota that will need to be replaced.
Chebama

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 31, 2009
Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges carrying 100 million drivers a day must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on spans that are already in good shape or on easier projects like repaving roads, an Associated Press analysis shows.

AP

Friday, July 31, 2009
WiseGuy

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Jul 31, 2009
Gumby wrote:
So in other words, after we will have spent over $700 billion of taxpayers' money, money that our grandkids will still be paying back, we'll still have over 1,000 bridges in Minnesota that will need to be replaced.
Are you trying to blame the President for the Governor's failure? You can't look to the federal government to solve all our problems y'know.

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