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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oops! DOT Builds New I-40 Bridge Shorter Than Planned

GREENSBORO N.C. (WGHP) - A portion of a new bridge built over Interstate 40 near Guilford College Road and Bridford Parkway this past weekend was built two-inches shorter than planned, according to the DOT.

Over the weekend, crews blocked eastbound Interstate 40 near Guilford College Road for workers to begin building the first-half of the new Bridford Parkway bridge. The bridge is part of the $8.8 million DOT project.

According to the DOT, a contractor that surveyed the land several years ago did not correctly calculate how level the ground was. Due to the miscalculation, the back-side of the bridge is only 16 feet 4 inches, two inches shorter than the original plan.


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