A new report from U.S. PIRG reveals how special interests tilts the playing field toward the construction of new and ever-wider highways at the expense of repair and maintenance.
Apr 30, 2010 Road Work Ahead: Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America's Crumbling Roads and Bridges
Concrete in a Minneapolis bridge replacing that which collapsed in 2007 is made of a concoction that boasts less environmental impact and durability. And it's self-cleaning.
Mar 31, 2009 The New York Times
Just over a year since its deadly collapse, the rebuilt Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis is scheduled to reopen as early as next week.
Sep 11, 2008 Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
<p>The National Bridge Inventory completed in the wake of the I-35W collapse in Minneapolis has revealed numerous gaps in data and delayed inspections at the State level.</p>
Aug 6, 2008 MSNBC
<p>Official sources show that Minnesota had been long diverting bridge repair funds to build new highways.</p>
Aug 5, 2008 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
<p>Photos taken in 2003 of the doomed Minneapolis bridge revealed warped gusset plates believed to have been a key point of failure in the 2007 collapse that killed 13 people.</p>
Mar 27, 2008 AOL News