Perhaps it wasn't a lack of maintenance that caused the 35W bridge to collapse, after all. Perhaps it wasn't the fault of the victims of the collapse for choosing bad "priorities." Perhaps it was just crappy design, or trying to save a buck here or there on the initial construction. Perhaps.
From the article:
National Transportation Safety Board investigators said they had found a potential design problem with gusset plates, or steel plates that tie together angled steel beams of the bridge's frame.
Investigators are trying to verify loads and stresses on these plates at specific locations as well as the materials used to construct them.
Officials stressed the finding is preliminary and would not say exactly where the plates were located or whether failure would have caused the collapse.