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Should we rebuild the Key bridge?

2024-03-31 19:05:46.479453+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

The Key bridge carried less than 4k trucks per day Fleet Owner: How the Baltimore bridge collapse impacts trucking

The collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge also caused the Port of Baltimore to shut down, suddenly closing the nation’s largest port for roll-on/roll-off cargo. Trucking operations are also forced to navigate travel restrictions around a major East Coast traffic area.

So, 30 miles of detours for some set of those vehicles that are carrying hazmat, call it $90/hr operating costs, round up to $50, at a half a billion bucks to replace the bridge we're looking at subsidizing ten million trips to justify this thing. But the real question is: What automobile external costs are we subsidizing if we throw that money at the bridge?


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