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Building Safer Bridges in Wake of I-35W Collapse

This month, Minnesota's Department of Transportation picked a design for the new Interstate 35W Bridge, to replace the one that collapsed in August. Guests discuss new ways to build safer bridges, and why the U.S. gets a nearly failing grade when it comes to maintaining infrastructure.

Guests:

Henry Petroski, author, The Toothpick: Technology and Culture and To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

Aleksandar S. Vesic, professor of civil engineering and history at Duke University

Andrew Herrmann, board member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; managing partner, Hardesty & Hanover

Taichiro Okazaki, assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota

Kristine Edwards, bridge project coordinator for the Tappan Zee Bridge Project and former bridge management engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation for the Lower Hudson Valley

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