U.S. bridge repairs still lagging

07/30/2008 | NYTimes.com

Although last year's collapse of Minnesota's Interstate 35W bridge into the Mississippi River spurred calls for better bridge repairs, two-thirds of heavily used but deficient bridges in the U.S. have not had repairs beyond routine maintenance. "The Minneapolis incident obviously caused people to stand up and take notice, but I think it got dwarfed by the bad economic news," Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said.

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