This sucks big time.
White House: Inspection 2 years ago found structural problems with Minneapolis bridge
August 2, 2007
BY DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press
WASHINGTON---- The White House said Thursday that an inspection two years ago found structural deficiencies in the highway bridge that buckled during evening rush hour in Minneapolis.
White House press secretary Tony Snow said the Interstate 35W span rated 50 on a scale of 120 for structural stability.
''This doesn't mean there was a risk of failure, but if an inspection report identifies deficiencies, the state is responsible for taking corrective actions,'' he said. The bridge was 40 years old.