The Administration: Traveler's Friend

Spread out for almost half a mile along the banks of the Ohio River, the twisted pieces of rusted metal look like the junkman's answer to Lady Bird Johnson's beautification campaign. In fact, the giant junkyard is a painstaking attempt by a new federal agency to re-create the "Silver Bridge" that once connected Kanauga, Ohio, and Point Pleasant, W. Va., and determine why the bridge collapsed last December, carrying 46 people to their deaths in the river's numbing waters. The ugly jigsaw along the Ohio may have been the most visible effort, but it is only part of what the...

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