Apparently the desire to record is greater than the instinct to run.
Third time’s the charm.
That seems extremely low for a gigantic bridge. The new Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo bridge was estimated to cost $4bb, but overran that by at least a billion, reportedly. I’m sure labor is cheaper in India, but it can’t be that much cheaper.
Corruption is not uncommon there. Probably majority of the budget went to the officials pocket.
For example, swap steel core for bamboo, environment friendly.
As the video shows, you get what you pay for.
I going to guess the Tappan Zee might also last just a little longer…
Déjà vu (Reboing) @Carla_Sinclair
Yeah, but the headline does say “again”.
Either super bad engineering. Or super good corruption.
Make ferries great again!
IK I hate it too.
I am not sure if you are kidding, but just in case: It did not happened twice within the span of 12 minutes (the difference between the two BoingBoing article). The “again” is due to the fact that there was a previous collapse during a thunderstorm just over a year ago on April 29, 2022.
Extra sarcastic comment from the Twitter thread:
Alot to learn from Nitish Kumar. Its only under his leadership such things is possible. If the bridge had collasped after inauguration, 100s of people would have lost their lives. But Nitish is foresighted and he saved 100s of lives.
I was kidding / noting the irony of a bridge collapsing twice (I had read the story) and then the same collapse being Boinged twice.
Next time it collapses I trust BB will blog it and then Reboing it twice more.
Same with the B’klyn Bridge while under construction: The wire-fab company was required to test samples of material for wire before being used for cables being fabricated, but they simply tested one particular passing sample over and over again. The company ended up having to replace all suspected cables on their own dime.
Articles on this are all over the place. Several mention 9 workers were on the bridge, and 1 is missing. Does that mean 8 of them escaped injury or 8 are dead. 1 missing.
My guess is “if it bleeds, it leads” applies here. Since the headline “8 dead, 1 missing” is much more exciting and they didn’t use it, I’m guessing that means “8 alive (at time of publication), 1 missing”.