TITLE

I-35W collapse in '07 exposed the nation's failing infrastructure

AUTHOR(S)
Klobuchar, Amy
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Hill;3/6/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 26, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the revelation regarding the failing roads and bridge infrastructures in the U.S. due to the collapse of the I-35 bridge in the Mississippi River.
ACCESSION #
36948784

 

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