ASCE Responds to the I-35W Bridge Collapse

In response to the catastrophic I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, ASCE is playing a significant and proactive role in the review and analysis of one of our nation's tragic infrastructure disasters. Shortly after the collapse occurred, ASCE immediately began to provide technical and authoritative information to the media and has developed a dedicated area on the ASCE website to providing further resources and related information. The website will continue to evolve over the coming days and should serve as an excellent resource to keep members up to date and help in answering any general questions that may be received. ASCE members can take pride in knowing that ASCE and the civil engineering profession continue to play such a key role in understanding and responding to natural and man-made disasters and in improving the resilience of our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hearing on US Structurally Deficient Bridges

The U.S. house of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday (9/5/07) on Structurally Deficient Bridges in the United States. Witnesses scheduled to testify include the Secretary of Transportation, the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, representatives from Minnesota DOT, and others from state departments of transportation, counties, and stakeholder groups. ASCE Board Member and Managing Partner of Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, Andrew Hermann, will be testifying for ASCE. The hearing begins at 10:00 AM ET and can be seen live via webcast on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's website at:

The "Summary of Subject Matter" for the hearing is available at:

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