Now this is something I am shocked that The Situation Room on CNN has not picked up on.
Beer kegs have been wreaking havoc with sidewalks in Ames, Iowa - and the city’s solution may leave some bounce in their step, pardon the pun.
The city is installing a rubber sidewalk at a spot near the Iowa State University campus where beer distributors unload hundreds of kegs from trucks for bars in the area.
All those heavy kegs hitting the ground have been cracking the concrete pavement.
So now city officials have decided to install sidewalk pavers that a California company makes using shredded recycled tires instead of concrete.
What a great way to reuse all of those old tires!
In testing the product an official took a sledge hammer to it, and it didn’t even dent.
If only there was video for this. It was probably some 55 year old guy with a suit and a hardhat pretending he was at the State fair.
The sidewalk is using up about 675 tires that otherwise would end up in a landfill.
Maybe Frat houses should contact the city to get those rubber sidewalks installed out front so they can also avoid keg damage.
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