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Old 29 January 2007, 08:28 AM
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Icon605 In Katrina's Wake: Where Is the Money?

In August, 2005, Hurricane Katrina flattened two bridges, one for cars, one for trains, that span the two miles of water separating this city of 8,000 from the town of Pass Christian. Sixteen months later, the automobile bridge remains little more than pilings. The railroad bridge is busy with trains.

The difference: The still-wrecked bridge is owned by the U.S. government. The other is owned by railroad giant CSX Corp. of Jacksonville, Fla. Within weeks of Katrina's landfall, CSX dispatched construction crews to fix the freight line; six months later, the bridge reopened. Even a partial reopening of the road bridge, part of U.S. Highway 90, is at least five months away.

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Old 30 January 2007, 02:31 PM
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Too bad the army's still busy.

Army engineers build bridges linking northern Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, May 2, 2003) - Near the stone-age village of Mulayfaht, where cuneiform symbols were in use as many as 7,000 years ago, a pair of modern military bridges have begun making life easier for the Iraqi people.

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