December 18, 2000
With the new millennium, the time has come to replace the 1930s infrastructure and rehabilitate the 1950-60s interstate system. Unfortunately, to date, much of the replacement and rehabilitation has not even taken place. The consequences could be dismal, according to Richard Weyers, an expert in bridge construction and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech.
Blacksburg, Va., December 13, 2000 -- When the United States was coming out of the depths of the Great Depression, one of the solutions for reducing unemployment was to create public work programs. Part of this 1930s effort included the expansion of the highway system. Later, in the late 1950s, construction began on the present interstate highway system with the 1930s construction serving as the backbone for the main transportation routes.
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