S. Hrg. 110-1154: Examine the Condition of Our Nation's Bridges, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, September 20, 2007 [open pdf - 3MB]
From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer: "What I would like to do because this hearing is so important and I so appreciate everyone being here, we are going to look at the condition of our Nation's bridges. Of course, for those who may not know this, it includes the overpasses as well. The highway overpasses are included in the definition of bridges. Because during the evening rush hour on August 1st, the I--35 West bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, sending dozens of cars into the Mississippi River, we all focused and prayed for that tragedy to cause minimal loss of life. Sadly, 13 people lost their lives, but it did serve as an urgent wake-up call to us that we cannot neglect our Nation's infrastructure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara Boxer; James M. Inhofe; Joseph I. Lieberman; Johnny Isakson; Thomas Carper; John Barrasso; Frank R. Lautenberg; Lamar Alexander; Bernie Sanders; Christopher Bond; Sheldon Whitehouse; Amy Klobuchar; Norm Coleman; Mary E. Peters; Calcin L. Scovel III; Kirk T. Steudle; Andrew Herrmann; Larry W. Frevert; The Associated General Contractors of America; Trini Brassard; Map, Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Structurally Deficient Bridges on the National Highway System Georgia; and Chart, Bridge Condition Rating Categories.
S. Hrg. 110-1154; Senate Hearing 110-1154
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