Friday, August 03, 2007

I-35 Minneapolis Bridge Collapsing | America Ignored A $1 Billion Problem

This is the terrible result of an infrastructure problem that's been known for decades and has yet went unadressed and ignored -- perhaps until now.

Way back in 1999, we were warned :

"The American Society of Civil Engineers has released a Report Card for America's Infrastructure, assigning letter grades for the nation's public infrastructure and environment. The ASCE gave the U.S. an average grade of "D," and said it will require more than one trillion dollars and a new national public-private partnership to fix it."

The same one trillion that we're now spending on a needless war in Iraq.