This bridge work on Interstate 90 is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (a.k.a. the Stimulus Act), so if there ever was a reason needed to fly the American flag at a construction site, that ought to do it. One could imagine that while there is a lot of public opposition to the Act, at least all the workers on this project think it was a good idea. But wait, is that flag flying at half-mast as a form of protest? Maybe they don’t agree with the Act but are holding their noses and taking the money anyway.