bridges

John Minchillo / Associated Press

President Trump has repeatedly called for massive infrastructure spending. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says the place to start is America’s bridges.

State senators have passed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds improvements to school buildings, roads, bridges and parks.

The State of Ohio's Roads and Bridges

Apr 29, 2014

10:00 Ohio residents have struggled through a tough winter and a brutal pothole season. A new study found 40% of Ohio's roads are in poor or mediocre condition, but fixing them comes at a steep cost.  As construction on roads and bridges ramps up, we'll take a look at what needs fixing and how our state ranks against the nation. Guests

Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?

May 30, 2013

10:00 The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in northwest Washington State shined a spotlight on the country's aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges and tunnels has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. This hour, we'll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand.   Guest

10:00... Four years ago from this upcoming Monday a Minneapolis bridge carrying I-35W over the Mississippi River suddenly collapsed. The bridge was designed to carry 66,000 cars a day, but failed to do so on August 1st, 2007, when it collapsed, killing 13 people and sending 98 to the hospital. This collapse signalled a deeper problem within the infrastructure system for this nation’s bridges and roads. Bridge and road conditions haven’t improved since, as an infrastructure report card from the American society of engineers  gave our highway system a D- ….