Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch Editorial: Bigger trucks would threaten infrastructure

How many warnings will we need before we get serious about fixing the bridges in New York state? Hopefully it won’t take a disaster like the 1987 Thruway bridge collapse to wake us up.

The latest shot across the bow comes from the Federal Highway Administration which has ranked New York state eighth in the nation in terms of bridges that are rated in poor condition. One reaction to that came from the Suffolk County Legislature that recently showed its support for the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks in asking Washington policymakers to oppose any increases in truck size or weight out of concern for the deteriorating condition of the state’s bridges.

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