While I was up in Duluth last weekend I stopped to take some pictures at Canal Park, see my earlier post. The lift bridge, that spans the canal, is currently under maintenance and I decided to take a picture of the impressive scaffolding.Maintenance on the bridge is being paid for under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, which was more commonly called TARP. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act was very much maligned by many Republican politicians, here in Minnesota the big culprit was bat crazy congress critter Michelle Bachmann, however I have seen many of these signs in construction areas around highways and bridges. It is too bad that some politicians would rather play political games then provide people with jobs and safe roads and bridges. Safe bridges are kind of a big deal here in Minnesota, except with Michelle Bachmann who probably considers bridges as socialism, especially since one of the main bridges between St Paul and Minneapolis fell back in 2007.