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January 26, 2006

Not vandals at all?

Is it possible that design flaws rather than vandals are repsonible for those shattered windows in Davenport's shiny new Skybridge?

That's what Barb Ickes suggests in her column today. She reports that city officials strenously deny that anything other than mischief makers are behind the breakage Sunday and Monday.

But ya gotta wonder. If it is vandals, they're the boldest bunch around, given the times and circumstances surrounding the latest damage: broad daylight with lots of people around.

The Skybridge is highly controversial because of its cost. Be pretty embarrassing for the city if design flaws are the issue.

Posted by jcb at January 26, 2006 11:30 AM


The city paid $500,000 for the skybridge. The casino and the state of Iowa paid the rest. If it is in fact a design flaw, the designers and contractors should be held accountable.

Posted by: Anonymous at January 27, 2006 11:19 PM