Yesterday, an entire span of I-5 collapsed into the river below. This interstate runs the entire length of the country from Canada to Mexico. Thankfully, there was no major injuries or fatalities.
When I worked as a cameraman in NYC, I covered many stories about our crumbling cities. Off camera, I asked the city planner what the plan was for replacing aging bridges. He told me that they replace them only after they fail – that nobody wants to spend the money to replace a bridge that might last a little longer.
In the “Deadliest Catch” story I posted earlier, I write about how we’re not all cut out to be programmers or knowledge workers spending our days behind computer screens. In fact, we need folks in our trades! Our bridges and the country’s infrastructure needs to be rebuilt and we need good people in those jobs.