The devastating collapse of a Minneapolis bridge should raise concerns anew about the nation’s aging infrastructure. A full 26 percent of the nation’s 600,000 bridges â€” including 22 percent of those in Kansas â€” were rated "structurally deficient" in a 2006 Department of Transportation study, according to USA Today.
Most aren’t going to fall down tomorrow, but with increased traffic and loads, significant and costly repairs can’t be postponed indefinitely.
"We need more responsible understanding that the infrastructure issue is a crisis today," said one engineer expert. "If we don’t believe it, we just need to start looking around."
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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