In a Shocking Development, Bridge Maintainers Say Bridges Should Be Maintained

Bridge. Maine news from The Rumford Meteor

transportation infrastructureEach day, Mainers drive over crumbling roads, bridges and dilapidated transportation infrastructure. At this time of year, we’re reminded of that fact each and every time we wince as we drive over unforgiving and seemingly endless potholes on our roads. This reality not only is hard on our vehicles but undermines our economy, slows job creation and, even worse, could put the safety of Maine people at risk. We can’t expect a vibrant future for Maine’s economy without taking care of our roads and bridges. After all, our transportation infrastructure allows us to move people and goods, driving our economy forward. A recent report by engineers at the Maine Department of Transportation, however, found that state government has been spending just half of what is necessary to maintain the safety and integrity of state bridges. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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