Open the bridge to holiday traffic with dismembered expansion joints and exposed re-bar? The bridge has been fully neglected by the DOT for decades and needed a lot more work than appeared on the surface.
American Bridge had no possible way to open up the "working lanes" to traffic due to the extensive structural work already in process. Go spend 8+ years in civil engineering school and understand what you're talking about before calling a company "Dumb" or "inconsiderate". Just because you use the bridge doesn't mean you know anything about it.
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