Friday, September 16, 2011

Obama discovers Brent Spence

The president thinks he's found a zinger. He's discovered the Brent Spence Bridge, carrying I-75 across the river between Ohio and Kentucky, needs replacement.

Mr. Obama will rush to the rescue with some grandstanding and a photo-op next week. It's all part of his push for a jobs bill.

But how many people does Mr. Obama think he can put to work on the project?

Planning for a replacement is already well underway. Several alternatives are under consideration.

But even if an immediate "go" order were given, actual construction wouldn't be expected to start until 2014. Rights of way must be acquired first.

For more on plans to replace the Brent Spence, here's a website dedicated to the project.

Looking on the bright side, at least the president has found someplace to visit, and project to pitch, that's not directly owned by a donor to his campaign or his party.

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