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Maine Wheels | Small bridge problems adding up
Everett Barnard, the state's head bridge maintenance engineer, said there are no fundamental structural problems with the computer-operated drawbridge.Its malfunctions have been caused by a series of little things : faulty wiring and switches, and even a type of lubricating grease that has worked poorly in cold weather.Barnard has acknowledged that those little problems have a large impact when they delay traffic and ships in Portland Harbor.it be still running at a 98 percent success rate, but you have to run pretty darn close to 100 percent on this or it be unacceptable..Some bridge users put it more bluntly.
Bridge drowning could mean end of an era - Wednesday, August 28, 2002
"We don't want to put something on a bridge that nobody wants to enforce," said Everett Barnard, head bridge maintenance engineer for DOT.
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