Friday, August 3, 2007

The Need to Watch Our Infrastructure

The bridge failure in Minnesota this week highlighted the need to maintain America's enormous infrastructure. While roads and bridges are very important, we also must deal with rail, electricity, water, sewer and telecommunications.

On the Today Show this morning, the former New York City transportation director described a bridge as a machine. It moves in response to traffic and the environment. All of our infrastructure is subject to use, wear and damage and must be maintained.

I've been interested in infrastructure throughout my career, first as an environmental engineer and now as a grant writer and management consultant. I hope to use this blog to create a place where people can find useful information on America's infrastructure and related policy.

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