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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

Six dead after Indiana bridge collapses in floodwaters

Source: NBC News

Six people have died after floodwaters washed away a bridge in Indiana Friday morning.

High waters from overnight storms caused the bridge collapse in Franklin County, authorities said.

Deputies were able to recover five bodies by Friday afternoon, NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati, Ohio, reported.

The sixth body was found Saturday morning after authorities resumed their search.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/six-dead-after-indiana-bridge-collapses-floodwaters-n1165616





The collapsed bridge over the Sanes Creek - near Laurel, Indiana.

Time for another tax cut for the wealthy?

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Reply Six dead after Indiana bridge collapses in floodwaters (Original post)
sandensea Mar 21 OP
iluvtennis Mar 21 #1
irisblue Mar 21 #2
Lonestarblue Mar 21 #3
raccoon Mar 21 #7
captain jack Mar 21 #4
Captain Zero Mar 21 #15
Indykatie Mar 21 #5
hellno45 Mar 21 #6
Canoe52 Mar 21 #11
Brainfodder Mar 21 #8
AKing Mar 21 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 21 #10
McKim Mar 21 #12
SergeStorms Mar 21 #13
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 21 #14
sandensea Mar 21 #17
MarcA Mar 21 #16

Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 11:45 AM

1. So, sad. Infrastrucure program could have avoided this. nt

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 11:51 AM

2. 🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️

Those poor people and families

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 11:57 AM

3. Electing Republicans is the same as voting for the US to be a run-down third-world country.

Trump and Republicans had two years of total control and they did nothing about infrastructure. Instead they wasted two years trying to take away healthcare for millions of Americans and giving an enormous gift of tac breaks to the wealthy and big corporations (which the corporations at least squandered) while saddling future generations with another trillion dollars of debt.

Campaign ads need to focus on what Trump and Republicans did in those two years and what they would likely do with complete control again, which is finish the job of taking away healthcare, give the billionaires another tax cut, and pay for it by cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:27 PM

7. A fricking men! this ought to be put on billboards. nt

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:11 PM

4. "Six people have died? Good people. Workers. Game changers. Roads. Roads aren't going anywhere..."

Just typing up Trumps next speech.

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Response to captain jack (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 04:41 PM

15. And if they had minors they are added to Social Security Survivors Payments rolls.

Not that they shouldn't be -- but every time a parent dies from a workplace accident, an infrastructure failure, crimes in a bad neighborhood the Social Security burden is increased. And Trump and McConnell want to cut it.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:23 PM

5. Indiana Infrastructure is in Pitiful Shape - IN is so Tax Adverse And This is One Of the Outcomes

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:25 PM

6. The great lakes area has been getting hammered by rain the last few years, Lake MI is

so high they are closing roads & Marina's.

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Response to hellno45 (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:59 PM

11. Just a few years ago Lake Michigan levels were way down.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:32 PM

8. Mike Pence didn't push infrastructure while Governor?

*Shocked face*

Too busy with his gay and abortion agenda?

I guess ask Mother?




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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:51 PM

9. Indiana had a 2.3 Billion dollar surplus as of last July yet they refuse to fix their infrastructure

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 12:53 PM

10. RIP. Country road, likely no budget to maintain or inspect.

This creek ran about 45-degrees into this bridge, increasing risk of undermining support columns. Regular inspections and creek bed maintenance required but I'll bet it has not happened in many years.

Two-to-three inches of rain in a few hours (per Cinci. news) could have over-topped the bridge and took it down but long-term column undercut could also be the cause. That has brought down numerous interstate bridges.

Dozens of families have funerals to attend and now have limited access to emergency services, jobs, etc.

Sad and probably unavoidable. Residents will blame the Lord and blindly move on......

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:15 PM

12. Whatever Happened to the Infrastructure Programs?

So whatever happened to those infrastructure improvement projects that were going to give so many jobs that Trump promised? How’s that workin’ it for ya?

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Response to McKim (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:55 PM

13. I think the meetings are to begin next week.

Of course Trump has been saying that since his first week in office. It's always, "next week", or "soon, very soon".

And course his cult says he's kept ALL of his campaign promises.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 03:09 PM

14. I don't like Trump either, but

I'm having a difficult time linking him to the collapse of this bridge.

How much rain fell? Was it a once-in-100-years event?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 06:13 PM

17. Not him personally.

But the generalized right-wing policy of diverting as many state resources as possible to military spending and tax cuts to the 1%.

Indiana in particular has been a poster child of this policy since the Governor Pence era and earlier - nearly as bad as Brownbutt's Kansas disaster.

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 04:57 PM

16. Franklin County, Indiana. Largely modern day third world rural U.S. n/t

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