Gov. Ed Rendell said today the Pennsylvania motorists can have “a reasonable degree of confidence” that bridges in the state are safe to drive across, but said he can’t give an absolute guarantee that a bridge collapse, such as happened in Minnesota yesterday, will never happen here.
You know what? As a resident of the City of Bridges who daily drives over probably 952 bridges, I’m not taking much comfort in hearing The Gov’nah say he has “a reasonable degree of confidence” that my car will never be found at the bottom of the Mon.
What I want to hear from The Gov’nah is, “I am so confident in our bridges that I would personally drive the space shuttle with loaded rocket boosters over every bridge in the state.”
THEN I could sleep soundly. All I know is that today I gave the Homestead Bridge one of those “collapse and die” looks while I drove over it.