Just a few weeks ago, a railroad bridge in downtown Syracuse partial collapsed. The bridge nearly missed hitting cars in the roadway and raised major questions as to why it happened. If you missed it, check out the video provided by the City of Syracuse below.
Now, after a few weeks, the team investigating the incident released a report that the mayor of Syracuse, Ben Walsh, isn't too happy with. A year ago, the bridge was inspected and reported to be "flaking", but still in fair to good condition. After an investigation of the incident, it was found that high temperatures and humidity were the cause of the collapse.
Well, the issue that the mayor has with this report is that he believes it is not full and doesn't provide a safe solution to fix it. The mayor wants transparency from the Federal Railway Agency and a complete repair and maintenance plan to ensure the safety of the city of Syracuse residents.
I'm glad the mayor is taking action and questioning reports that seem off. It's important to not just take things for face value and look deeper when safety of people is involved. What do you think should be done in order to keep the railways safer around Central New York? Let us know!