Thursday, February 23, 2017

Failing Infrastructure Example

How sad is this?  The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur has been red tagged as being beyond repair.  California is already a third world country.  CalTrans says 6 months to replace.  Let's start a clock shall we? 




And before you worry... No not 'that' Big Sur Bridge.  The Bixby Creek Bridge was built in a different time.

30 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

There you go. Red tags. Demand the inspectors go hither and yon with their red tags.

Rob Dawg said...

Serious question. Is this stuff more interesting than "Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity "Expanded Further" in February"?

What else should I post?

Mike said...

Just speaking for myself..complaining about/making fun of California never gets old.. ;<)

Mike said...

that is some beautiful coastline though..I have to admit

Rob Dawg said...

It's only healthy to spread the fun. Baltimore, Floriduh, Poorland, Vancouver BC, Massachusetts...

Last of which. Hoping we are joined from there by an old friend soon.

Lawyerliz said...

Cr has gotten very boring.

Rob Dawg said...

Sadly "Muddy Economist" has decided to allow the same "stuff" that killed HCN.

Lawyerliz said...

Ballamer.

Mike said...

Seattle suffers from pretty much the same afflictions as Poorland...with the main difference people are employed up here.. ;<)

Lawyerliz said...

Listening to a cle course on real estate and environmental law. Scary

Mike said...

here's a fun article for you Rob..about the guy (Matt Bowen) who was drafted just in front of Tom Brady in 2000..

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/02/23/nfl-draft-2000-tom-brady-pick-199-matt-bowen-pick-198

Rob Dawg said...

That was interesting. I am reminded of a very long history of West Point graduates and similar rises to greatness thatvwerent seen early on.

Mike said...

and he's (Brady) talking about playing into his mid-40's?? jeezus he's not only going to own every record there is for QB's..they will be as untouchable as any record in sports.

LBD said...

Hey! Don't forget those flyover flatland hillbillies! Yes, Muddy econ has the same flavor that wrecked HNC. Reddit sucks.

Maybe a bit more economics that effect daily living. How the come up with the numbers that appear to be cooked.

Rob Dawg said...

Yeah. As you certainly know I am no fan of OER and CPI-U and servers others. Then there is median v average. That's a nasty two-step. Then there are "revisions" which always seem to mute whatever trend is being touted. Don't get me started. Oh. Wait. You did just get me started.

TJandTheBear said...

It's their jobs to uphold the Constitution of The United States, not do what you think they should do.

You're claiming a contradiction that's not there. The issue is that they're not doing their jobs.

Walt Tucker said...


"Cr has gotten very boring."

CR posted an interesting read about the lack of buyers for Chinese owned expensive LA real estate:


http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2017/02/update-on-lack-of-chinese-residential.html

Lawyerliz said...

Well, what do you expect? The Japanese did the same thing ba,ck went Japan was gonna own the world

Lawyerliz said...

Back when

LBD said...

CR is a little late on this subject. The good posters have been talking about this for a long time. They probably got drowned out by the noise. Once again yelling RE is back was kind of was fueled by the Chinese and not real organic growth leaving some of us skeptical to the reality of this statement.

CR is still good but HCN was the complement to his message till all hell broke loose.

Rob Dawg said...

LBD I was going to say the same. Late and safe. Bill is good except for demographics but seems set in one outlook and isn't changing as circumstances have changed.

Rob Dawg said...

For a glimpse at California's HSR future:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-39065077

Lawyerliz said...

The Chinese could invest in roads. And dams

Lawyerliz said...

I imagine the bosses would not like it if the infrastructure was located elsewhere.

Lawyerliz said...

Yeah, sort of, but a lot of it is regurgitating other people.

Lawyerliz said...

Remember petrodollars and the need to recirculate them?

Lawyerliz said...

The pope sez its better to be an atheist than to not pay your workers a living wage and launder money, etc.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Horizontal snow! Strong wind, good day to stay home.

To the Pope, Tear Down this Wall!

Mike said...

The Vatican should take in a few thousand Syrian refugees..they can afford it..

Lawyerliz said...

Yep.