Yet one more reason why the other 49 shouldn't imitate Cali.
Many of the problems are linked to the bridge’s unusual complexity, according to a panel of engineers that looked at the project last summer for the state Legislative Analyst’s Office.
Their report concluded that California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) engineers had warned at the time that the bridge would be a technical nightmare. The design panel chose the configuration, the report said, because of “aesthetics” and “without a full appreciation” of its challenges.
All but one of the bridge experts on the selection panel opposed the final design, but they were outvoted by those with no bridge knowledge or experience.
Two more reasons:
"You Didn’t Even Know Just How Stupid The LA School District’s Plan For iPads Was".
"Northridge Quake 20 Years Later: 5 Lessons Not Learned".