Thursday, August 02, 2007

Homeland Security Update

This is troubling considering I live in a state that began shortly after the Mayflower landed, where things collapse that are newly built.

Minneapolis I-35 Bridge Collapse - Expert Op-Ed - America's Weak Infrastructure - Popular Mechanics
It will take time to determine why the Interstate 35 bridge collapsed, so tragically, during the height of a Minneapolis rush hour on Wednesday night. But investigators will likely find that two factors contributed to its failure: age and heavy use. Bridge 9340 was constructed in 1967, 11 years after the launch of the Eisenhower Interstate System. Until it plunged into the Mississippi River, it served as a transportation lifeline for the growing Twin Cities population, carrying across its 14 spans many of the SUVs, cars and trucks that accounted for the 42 percent rise in Minnesota’s vehicle traffic from 1990 to 2003.

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