John Oliver points out a terrifying thing about this seemingly normal photo of a bridge.

This is the Greenfield Bridge in Pittsburgh.

Looks normal, right?


Nope. Take a closer look.

It's ... a bridge. Under a bridge.

"Why on Earth would anyone build a bridge under a bridge?" You may ask.

They built it because the Greenfield Bridge is crumbling.

And they need it to catch falling concrete, so that cars driving under the bridge aren't smashed apart. Meanwhile, thousands of commuters drive across the Greenfield Bridge everyday, possibly unaware that it's actually breaking apart underneath them.

And the scariest part? It's not alone. Not even close.

There are at least 70,000 other bridges in America just like it.

A bridge you drive on every day could be one of them.

Take a look.

CORRECTION: We previously misidentified the bridge in the photo at the top as the Liberty Bridge. It is, in fact, the Greenfield Bridge. We made the change and super regret the mistake (and apologize to the city of Pittsburgh). Thanks so much to Facebook commenters Lynn Settelmaier Nikolas and Cece Peterson for pointing out our error!

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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