Officials look over the scene where a tractor trailer fell from southbound Interstate 15 where part of the freeway collapsed due to heavy rain in the Cajon Pass. The bill to repair California's roadways hammered by floods and rockslides in an onslaught of storms this winter is already at least $550 million, more than double what the state budgeted for such emergencies.
Officials look over the scene where a tractor trailer fell from southbound Interstate 15 where part of the freeway collapsed due to heavy rain in the Cajon Pass. The bill to repair California's roadways hammered by floods and rockslides in an onslaught of storms this winter is already at least $550 million, more than double what the state budgeted for such emergencies. David Pardo AP File/Feb. 18
Officials look over the scene where a tractor trailer fell from southbound Interstate 15 where part of the freeway collapsed due to heavy rain in the Cajon Pass. The bill to repair California's roadways hammered by floods and rockslides in an onslaught of storms this winter is already at least $550 million, more than double what the state budgeted for such emergencies. David Pardo AP File/Feb. 18

Don’t sweat the big, futuristic stuff. Fix lousy bridges, dams, roads first

March 08, 2017 4:24 PM

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.