More federal rail inspectors might have been able to spot - and stop - the crashing concrete that narrowly missed causing severe injuries when it fell on Clinton Street this past July.
Senator Chuck Schumer in Syracuse today made a call for the Federal Railroad Administration to hire more inspectors.
“The hit them once every 5, 6, 7, 8 years, much to infrequent because these bridges are deteriorating more rapidly. That’s why we’re asking for a significant increase in inspectors. I think each bridge should be inspected once a year, at minimum.”