Our bridges are failing. Here’s how we could fix them. | Popular Science

2. Too weakA new four-door in 1987 weighed 3,221 pounds; its 2016 equal topped 4,000. The extra tonnage per car means many passes can’t accommodate the autos that modern drivers increasingly prefer. The Brooklyn Bridge, for one, bans vehicles more than 3 tons; that’s lighter than many SUVs.

Source: Our bridges are failing. Here’s how we could fix them. | Popular Science

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Get the Gooferment out of the auto industry.  We don’t need them keeping us “safe” from our own choices.  That’s what liberty is all about.  The opportunity to make one’s own choices for good or for bad.  How else can people learn to “look both ways before they buy something”?

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