The Minneapolis bridge that collapsed was one of 70,000 American bridges classified as “structurally deficient.” A panel discusses what that means and the structural, financial, and political challenges of maintaining safe bridges and roads.


  • Gene Corley Structural engineer; investigator of numerous bridge, building, and other structural failures, including the World Trade Center, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, and currently the Sago mine.
  • Tom Warne Transportation consultant, former Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation, and former president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • Casey Dinges Managing director for external affairs, the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar U.S. Senator from Minnesota


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