Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Karl Browning states the Cline Avenue bridge usage was less than 50 percent of the designated volume, yet it was ruled unsafe after about 23 years.
What was the design life of this bridge? Isn't it extended when the loads were halved and other factors, such as weather and temperature conditions, were normal? How many other major spans built in Indiana failed in this short time? Why weren't the designer and the builders held responsible?
Where were our government officials and INDOT during this debacle?
Those responsible for the actual bridge failure walked away blameless, and the Northwest Indiana taxpayers will keep paying. Doesn't Browning's group accept any responsibility?
— Sy Sarowitz, Schererville