Archives: Bridges

Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?

The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington State shined a spotlight on the country’s aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. We’ll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand.

The Condition of Bridges and Roads/ Leasing the Ohio Turnpike

American highways have been given a grade of “D-” by mechanical engineers. Five percent of bridges have been declared structurally deficient. What is the current state of the U.S.’s road and bridge infrastructure?