In my opinion, some of these tragedies are attributed to the aging infrastructure that lacks proper maintenance and repairs. The Minnesota bridge collapse reminds me of our predicaments.
Nowadays, rarely can our Governments redevelop/rebuild/replace any facilities, let alone build new ones. TTC, DVP, QEW are some examples of things that were built decades ago while the demands on them grow significantly. Have we built anything recently? The Sheppard proves to be a money loser and now Mayor Miller threatens to close it down. The 407 toll way was so expensive to build the Ontario government had to sell it away.
With costs skyrocketing (most of which are simply labor costs – thanks to the Unions), I hardly see any commitments and resolutions from any level of government at all. All they do is just like the patch-ups under the QEW.
Every weekday coming to downtown Toronto via GO Train keeps reminding me how aged the city and its facilities are. Unfortunately, it takes tragedies like the recent one to wake up some people that we may face the same underlying issue.
“應再加上麥老堅，陳國治，苗大偉……放工後再步行Gardiner Expressway橋底最少三公哩，一來証明條橋絕對安全，二來推廣多運動的好處" David Miller made the post riding a bike to save energy and promote exercises… “making it a Toronto thing". Let them ride the bikes under Gardiner Expressway.