Bridge building

We have a new bridge and, despite some construction hiccups, it looks to be a perfectly adequate piece of infrastructure. But quoth the mayor:

“It looks like our version of the Eiffel Tower right here in Riverside South. This is going to be a new landmark,” Watson said. “Forget the Sydney Opera House, forget the bridge in St. Louis. We’ve got the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge.”

And herein a lesson in trying to be funny when you’re a politician: there’s an even chance you’ll end up hitting ‘fatuous’ instead. He was trying to be funny, right?

Bridge in St. Louis?