On August 1st, 2007, in the middle of rush hour traffic, the I-35 bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnepolis collapsed sending 13 people to their death and injuring houndreds more. In the aftermath, major news media outlets devoted hours of coverage to the tragedy asking how this could have happened. If there was a silver lining, it was that the deterioration and underfunding of our national infrastructure was brought to public attention in a big way. Suddenly, community, state and national leaders were all asking questions about the state of our national infrastructure, demanding to know what we need to do to prevent something linke this from happening again.
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