[Marxism] The political economy of a bridge collapse | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Mar 19 14:12:15 MDT 2018

Like many urban-based universities, Miami’s Florida International 
University had a tendency to expand. With more than 50,000 enrolled 
students—many of whom are Cuban-American—it is the fourth largest in the 
USA. In recent years, expansion took place geographically as well. After 
more than 4,000 students found housing on the other side of an 8-lane 
highway to the north of the main campus, the school decided to build a 
bridge across it. Since the highway was a major artery in Miami, the 
school decided to use Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) that avoided 
detours that would have impeded the city’s commercial lifeblood. In ABC, 
the first step is to build the bridge on a remote construction site and 
then transport it to the destination where it will be installed in a day 
or two at most.


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