China Bans Reporting on Bridge Collapse

In today’s WaPo: China Bans Reporting on Bridge Collapse –
“Communist authorities have banned most state media from reporting on the deadly collapse of a bridge in southern China, with local officials punching and chasing reporters from the scene, reporters said Friday.”
Apparently physics works in both communist and non-communist countries; but a free press only in non-communist ones.

I 35W Bridge repair

Article from today’s Strib: Phone call put brakes on bridge repair
“Plans to reinforce the bridge were well underway when the project came to a screeching halt in January amid concerns about safety and cost.”