Giant Duct Tape Driven to Local Bridges in Protest

Union protests highway funding bill fight

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    NBCWashington.com

    Giant duct tape rolled up to three bridges Wednesday as part of a protest by the Laborer’s International Union of North America.

    Congress is fighting over a highway funding bill, and it’s extension expires Saturday.

    On a flatbed with the signage “Emergency Bridge Repair Team,” protesters drove the giant roll of tape to the Interstate 295 overpass at Firth Sterling Avenue SE and then wrapped the pillars in duct tape to symbolize the bridge has been deemed “structurally deficient.” The also affixed stickers reading “John Boehner: FIX THIS BRIDGE!’

    The 14th Street and Key bridges got the same treatment.