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Do you feel safe on Kansas bridges?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
69% 398
No
 
22% 130
Undecided
 
7% 41
Total 569

Comments

oneflewover 7 years, 10 months ago

Rediculous, How often does something like this really happen? True, deterioration was underestimated in the Minnesota case but come on people, life is not safe. Do you really worry every time you drive over a Kansas bridge that it may collapse? Give me a break.

Dale Stringer 7 years, 10 months ago

This is getting to be like a shark attack. "Shark attacks 1 of the 50,000 people in the water along the Carolina coast... we must stay out of the ocean and kill all sharks!" The bridge collapse was tragic, but don't expect to happen to every bridge that you drive across.

Just two of the rules of life: -- You can't protect everyone from everything (no matter what the liberals think). -- Nothing man-made will last forever.

jayhawks71 7 years, 10 months ago

So this is where the rational thinkers are posting! :-) I concur. Events that are rare but prominently displayed (they are fantastic and covered by the media all day everyday in their wake) stand out even though they are statistically rare. Yes, the bridge collapse was tragic, but Buddha is right, life has risks and we can never eliminate all or even most of them (nor would we want to if you really think about it!). The only bridges I fear going across are those rickety old rope and wood slat bridges spanning the Amazon River. Just my luck, I rarely cross one of those...especially in my car.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 10 months ago

So now I'm adding a life jacket to the survival equipment I keep on the back seat of my car.

ashmole 7 years, 10 months ago

Indeed, bridge collapses don't happen very often so why obsess about them. Foreign terrorists don't strike here very often, so why have we spent billions of dollars fighting (and losing) half way around the world? And why, if one fruitloop tried setting his shoestrings on fire on a trans-Atlantic flight, do we still have to have our shoes x-rayed at the airport? Behold the logic of the 21st-century American state!

ccp 7 years, 10 months ago

Not really a liberal/conservative issue there, Buddha. I'm a raging liberal, my mother and sister hard core conservative. Guarantee you I will have to talk them down on this one. Right now, they're planning their routes to and from work, the grocery store, etc. to avoid all bridges. Not everything divides along political lines. But nice attempt to get a flame war going so early in the morning. Gotta love that.

Christine Pennewell Davis 7 years, 10 months ago

have an irrational fear of bridges anyway so this question is irrelevent.

Christine Pennewell Davis 7 years, 10 months ago

snap, do not think that would help. some of those cars are under a big metal and cement slab, yuck and sad and just to much for my brain to imagine, so a life jacket would not have hleped them in this horrible accident.

jonas 7 years, 10 months ago

My car has a button that converts it to a submarine. I'm like 007, only less cool, because I don't have that many suits.

lmpaul 7 years, 10 months ago

I'm scared of heighth, even a two-step ladder or a kitchen chair. Spiders, snakes, mice don't bother me. Oh, I can climb, but I can't get down.

cearleywine 7 years, 10 months ago

I love bridges. Looking over the awesome view pretending to fly. Fear allows limitations.

adriennerm 7 years, 10 months ago

Congrats Media!!!!!

You've done a great job in scaring the heck out of people once again. So now we have to be afraid:

  1. Radiation from Microwaves
  2. Y2K
  3. Cancer from Cell Phones
  4. terrorist and now 5. bridges Let me know if I left something out

My prayers go out the victims in Minnesota

Flap Doodle 7 years, 10 months ago

I'm afraid of meeting a bear on a bridge while talking on my cell phone.

lmpaul 7 years, 10 months ago

Hey, Snap-Pop, I'm afraid of meeting you (or anyone) on the highway while you're talking on the cell phone. After several near-hits, I wish everyone would hang up and drive. If you want to talk, pull over.

softtalker 7 years, 10 months ago

i've always been terrified of bridges.. so of course i dont feel safe on ANY bridge.. but thats just me

adriennerm 7 years, 10 months ago

Oh my I forgot about mad cow and bird flu. I guess I'll be in my basement for another 20 yrs. Bye bye everyone. At least I got some duck-tape and 5.mil plastic for the windows

Richard Heckler 7 years, 10 months ago

There are a few county bridges on the watch list. You notice one off K-10 that is being dealt with as we speak. The Perry Bridge is being rehabilitated. Now if only we can get the powers that be to pay attention to current infrastructure instead of waiting till repair costs jump considerably higher or a catastrophic incident happens. County commissioners have been advised so it is in their ballpark.

Maintain existing infrastructure before taking on additional new infrastructure. The Minnesota bridge was 40 years old.

Charles L Bloss Jr 7 years, 10 months ago

I do not feel safe on any bridge. Thank You, Lynn

camper 7 years, 10 months ago

Cell phones users and risk taking drivers scare me more than bridges. I used to warn oncoming traffic if I saw a police car. Now I kinda hope they get a ticket.

George_Braziller 7 years, 10 months ago

Napoleon_Dynomite

Don't give up your day job. Your attempt at irony or satire ain't cuttin' it.

jonas 7 years, 10 months ago

faceit: It's funny, I scrolled down three pages of his profile and only found one post, this one, that could be deemed insulting. I then scrolled down yours and found this on the first page.

"faceit (Anonymous) says:

crazyks, please don't have children."

Just thought I'd put that out there. I'll proceed to stop meddling now.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 10 months ago

Armadillos can sense vibrations through their feet. When I approach a questionable bridge, I send out a scout 'diller. If he walks calmly across the bridge, I know it it safe.

trollkiller 7 years, 10 months ago

My wife and car have been missing for a few days. I sure hope the car is all right.

mom_of_three 7 years, 10 months ago

Have never been a big fan of bridges anyway, so this tragedy in Minnesota doesn't help.

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