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Bridge Conditon

Bridge Conditon

Bridge Conditon

(OP)
I just got a note that stated, "More than half of bridges and roads in Canada reported to be in good or very good condition in 2020."

What it doesn't state is that, "Less than half the bridges and roads in Canada is reported to be is less than good condition." Sounds like government political 'spin'.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Bridge Conditon

Politicians like to be at ribbon cuttings for new bridges and they never show up when the jackhammers and needle guns are brought out to dig into the disintegrating carcass of one being repaired or replaced early because of poor material, design, or maintenance from going to the lowest bidder for all three.

RE: Bridge Conditon

(OP)
Thanks for the correction...

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Bridge Conditon

And "more than half" is probably 52%....

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Bridge Conditon

(OP)
I figured that much... thanksponder

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Bridge Conditon

dik - in the Canadian rating system can bridge be considered excellent? FHWA uses three terms, good, fair, & poor. In NYS bridges are rated from 1 to 7, with 1 being considered new.

RE: Bridge Conditon

(OP)
Thanks for the added info bb...

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Bridge Conditon

you're welcome dik

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What I meant was that it wasn't 75%...

So it just sounds better saying " more than half", but unless you know if that is 52% or 70% you don't get an appreciation of the extent of the issue. Which is a real politicians answer

Remember - More details = better answers
Also: If you get a response it's polite to respond to it.

RE: Bridge Conditon

Quote:

So it just sounds better saying " more than half", but unless you know if that is 52% or 70% you don't get an appreciation of the extent of the issue. Which is a real politicians answer

Since they're reporting how many are in good condition, as opposed to reporting how many are in poor condition, it sounds like they want to tout how well they're doing. If that's the case, it's probably not much over 50%, or they would have said "6 in 10" or "7 in 10", etc.

Rod Smith, P.E., The artist formerly known as HotRod10

RE: Bridge Conditon

(OP)
That's what I was thinking, Rod... else they would have said more than 55%.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

RE: Bridge Conditon

Here's the bridge and tunnel conditions:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?...

and municipally owned:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?...


Here's publicly owned roads:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?...

and municipally owned roads:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?...



And here's the page where I found the above:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/20...



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