The collapse of the 35W bridge was no fluke.
That's the lesson of the fourth or fifth major bridge closure in the metro area: MnDOT barricades Hwy. 43 bridge in Winona.
Minnesota's GOP legislature and GOP governors have been neglecting public infrastructure for a long time.
We finally got the GOP out of the senate, but still have a GOP governor. He's not what he used to be though, deaths from the 35W bridge put Pawlenty on the defensive. His presidential ambitions are at stake.
Maybe we need a law to hold legislators personally responsible for criminal neglect. Shame that legislators would have to write the law.