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Sunday, August 05, 2007

53 Lehigh valley still in use bridges found deficient or with ratings close to it

It was kinda disturbing looking at this list realizing that over the past yr I had driven over a number of these bridges sometimes several times a day. Especially the Highly Dangerous Gen Thos R Morgan brige in Slatington. A councilwoman in Slatington had told me how dangerous the bridge was but and the state kept refusing to fund replacing it but now I feel lucky the bride didn't fall out from under me looking at this rating.

It seems that most of the deficient bridges are in Western and Northwestern Lehigh County mostly in the old industrial boros that have been left to rot by both the county and the state and the new suburbs build around aging and rotting infrastructure. This is a disaster waiting to happen, do not forget Lehigh county is geologically active as a result of mining and the Limestone base of our soil, that is being undercut by water insursion, sinkholes, etc.

Most of the problems in Northampton county simply seem to be the result of a population that is simply growing too fast for the infrastructure to keep up.
Lehigh county

(was requested to remove the data and put up links)

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  • actually to be really honest i think I've drive on most of the worst of those briges in the past 8 months

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:01 PM  

  • I'm sure you have it somewhere, but this list is pretty useless without a source. Would you please post a link?

    By Anonymous mrccross, at 9:06 AM  

  • http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20099121#LEHIGH


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:32 AM  

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