Review of Bridges Ordered After Collapse
Posted on Aug 3, 2007
As divers continue their search for bodies in the Mississippi River after Wednesday’s bridge collapse in Minneapolis, federal transportation officials are calling for a review of some 700 similar structures.
Democrat Senator Harry Reid said the tragedy should be treated as a “wake-up call”.
“We have all over the country a crumbling infrastructure - highways, bridges and dams. We really need to take a hard look at this,” he said.
White House press secretary Tony Snow said it was the state’s responsibility to correct the problems if a bridge was reported to have deficiencies.