America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
On the Path to Ruin?
- By William H. Behrer
Millions in the United States believe their lifestyles filled with modern conveniences will continue forever. But the underpinnings of the country—including its electrical grids and transportation systems—tell a different story.
Collapse: Vehicles rest on a crumpled section of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bridge, which spans the Mississippi River in the city’s downtown, collapsed during the evening rush hour (Aug. 2, 2007).
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