For years, Bridge over Troubled Waters has caused consternation and head-scratching among bridge builders and civil engineers around the globe.
Now, thanks to a hefty petition and several thousand dollars, the folk rock classic has been re-written by Paul Simon to reflect the difficulties of building a modern bridge over a raging torrent.
"This news is overdue but welcome never-the-less." Eric Tile, President of the World Society of Civil Engineers told reporters.
"When Mr Simon wrote the song in 1970, he was unaware of the very real diificulties faced by civil engineers trying to span a gap over a fast flowing river. For instance, there's not one single reference in the lyrics to the depth of piling required for a substantial beam bridge, or to any kind of survey having been done on a river's bed. These kinds of inaccuracies cannot and should not be tolerated."
In a statement, Paul Simon said the change was a one-off to stop idiots calling him and abusing his lack of knowledge in matters of stress tolerances of concrete and re-bar.
However, it seems likely that the WSCE won't be stopping with their single victory.
"We've already contacted Starship over their 1985 song We Built This City (on Rock n' roll), Paul McCartney over the Long and Winding Road and Bob Dylan's Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?, which indicates a classic misunderstanding of the door/window size ratio in domestic construction."