The Star Tribune has an article of great interest on the condition of the bridge that collapsed yesterday evening. The following link will take you to the article, but you will need to sign up with the Strib in order to read it. There is no cost to signing up.
Basically, the article says that the bridge was rated "structurally deficient" in 2005, that the State of Minnesota department in charge of bridges knew about it, and that nothing was done about repairing or replacing the bridge (other than the superficial, cosmetic repairs going on yesterday).
You won't get this information from many other newspaper or online reports on the bridge collapse. Further, the statement of one of the Minnesota reps in Congress that "the bridge was tested last year and got a clean bill of health" is misinformed at best and disingenuous spin at worst.
If you want to know what happens when the funding for the repair and replacement of the nation's infrastructure is diverted to Bush Co's costly, idiotic, immoral war, look no further than the photos of the collapsed bridge in Minnesota.