Originally Posted by American Maid
I had made a comment, before the thread break, about how if the Asgardians don't have the Bifrost repaired by the time of Thor2, it will look rather bad on Asgard.
Vartha replied (sorry, I can't seem to be able to quote it properly):
"Well I was
thinking about that the other night.
Makes me really wonder if these Asgardians even built the Bridge in the first place and Asgard is just another trophie of Odin's."
Exactly! If you can't maintain it, can you really count it as "your" technology?
Or maybe it was built so long ago that they have forgotten all their civil engineering. (Which would imply they're kind of stagnating.)
There are other possible explanations for Odin's difficulty in repairing the Bifrost. Perhaps it is such a monumental undertaking that it's going to take a long time to complete the project. The explosion at the end of Thor was massive and completely destroyed the Bifrost. The machinery of the Bifrost is obviously very sophisticated, so it's reasonable to assume that it would take a while to rebuild or fabricate from scratch, even with Odin's resources.
Consider the amount of resources, technical expertise, time and money it took to build the Large Hadron Collider/CERN facility. Now imagine how long it would take to rebuild the LHC/CERN if, perchance, it were to be blown up. That's the sort of task facing Odin and the Asgardians with regards to the Bifrost, in my view.