• Subject: Re: Performance Review
  • From: MacWheel99@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 03:27:59 EDT

There was a bridge in Ohio that fell down the day after the contract expired.

It used to be that the state paid for the thing to be built, but budgeted no 
money for maintenance or guarantees how long it lasted.

The contractors built the bridge, they were paid by the state, the bridge 
fell down.

I used to think this was urban legend until some friends took me on a drive 
to see the actual evidence.  I still suspect they were pulling my leg.  But 
they assured me that it was the perfect bridge - the materials used were just 
enough investment to keep it standing until the contractors got paid.

My friends in Kentucky tell me the roads are rigged to constantly need 
repairs so the tax payers & voters have visible evidence that the state's 
money is being spent on something, as we navigate past all the orange barrels 
& I saw a cute sign on a Louisville highway last weekend ... WHOA - RACING IS 
FOR HORSES ... I assume they were hinting that drivers should slow down, not 
an advertisement for the race track season.  My favorite road signs are the 

MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac)

>  From:    NSmith@lincare.com

>  I have "blind faith" in the inspectors doing their job.  Please don't tell
>  me any horror stories about them not doing it.
>  Maybe that's what we need.  Software inspectors.
>  > -----Original Message-----
>  > From:  rob@dekko.com [SMTP:rob@dekko.com]

>  >   I do get your point though.  But how often have you stopped on a
>  > suspension bridge to inspect welds, riveting jobs and the pour of the
>  > concrete?

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