Below is a piece I first published almost two years ago. However, it is perhaps more relevant today than it was back then. I have updated it slightly, but the point is exactly the same.
One day I was driving my daughter to her job volunteering at the hospital. As we drove, we ended up stopping at a light where we were positioned on a bridge over an Interstate. As we sat, a stream of traffic coming off the Interstate crossed in front of us and then over the bridge to our left. Several of the vehicles were large trucks.
As the trucks crossed over from the land to the bridge, there was a palpable vibration in the bridge. It was strong enough that my daughter turned to me with a panicked look in here eye and said, “is the bridge going to break?” […]