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We're being told that a bridge in Memphis over the Mississippi has suffered structural failure and may result in a closure of the waterway and as this the main transport artery for US Ag exports we could see prices rise as contracts can't be met ? Is this rumour or fact 

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We have two bridges; one built pre WW2 (1937) and what we call the new bridge (1973) . It has a main beam that is split in two. Barge Traffic was suspended for a while but its flowing again as of friday. Local engineers at state and private level saying even if they can fix it quickly stress points are going to show up elsewhere prompting a longer shutdown.

Really hurting local businesses at this point. Our world famous local BBQ contest just cranked up.

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The infrastructure in general across the US is in distress. We have not kept up on maintaining it for years. The property tax we’re paying that’s supposed to cover the cost of that is never enough and every year it goes up .  what the heck , could  be worse  , could be living in Mexico . 

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12 minutes ago, jass1660 said:

I think river travel has resumed.

It has

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14 minutes ago, lorenzo said:

The infrastructure in general across the US is in distress. We have not kept up on maintaining it for years. The property tax we’re paying that’s supposed to cover the cost of that is never enough and every year it goes up .  what the heck , could  be worse  , could be living in Mexico . 

Way things are going we could be at Mexican living levels at the end of this administration 

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On 5/15/2021 at 2:18 PM, Delta88 said:

We have two bridges; one built pre WW2 (1937) and what we call the new bridge (1973) . It has a main beam that is split in two. Barge Traffic was suspended for a while but its flowing again as of friday. Local engineers at state and private level saying even if they can fix it quickly stress points are going to show up elsewhere prompting a longer shutdown.

Really hurting local businesses at this point. Our world famous local BBQ contest just cranked up.

I'm sure locally it must be very painful for business,bit confused so maintenance and or repair of infurstucture is the states responsibility or central government 

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At the rate things are going, Mexico may finish building that wall the evil orange man started to keep us out.....

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3 hours ago, Sledgehammer said:

At the rate things are going, Mexico may finish building that wall the evil orange man started to keep us out.....

Probably not to far off though my money is us finishing it to keep us in except it's to keep us in. Kinda like the Berlin Wall was used for. To keep the natives in.

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As Lorenzo said the taxes are never enough. WHy? Because more and more of the ad valorem taxes we pay go to something else. The forefathers of this county meant for taxes to go to basic services like police, fire, water and sewage; and public schools which were held accountable. Infrastructure has been kicked down the road for years because it can be, and also due to only a near term vision (which is based on a two or four year election cycle). Our priorities are way too distorted.

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