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No matter what people are saying about the infrastructure, no one should drive an over height truck on a bridge. The ASCE has been giving various portions of the American infrastructure bad grades for years - but unfortunately the present national programs are directed to "Social" injustices remedies.


On 5/26/2013 11:13 AM, Abolhassan Astaneh wrote:
Friends at SEAINT,

I like to have a discussion on this forum on how we should reply to requests for interview. Please note that we as a faculty of public universities have to answer to reporters if their questions are in our area of expertise and we have information that we believe is correct on the very subject of their questions, especially when the question is directly related to public safety as this case was. I do not have the luxury of private sector employees who have the right to reject any request for interview even if they know a lot about the subject matter. Of course that is perfectly fine. So, with that in mind, I am interested in knowing your opinion , especially hearing your critical comments on following excerpts from news stories on I-5 Bridge collapse. I have only excerpted my own quotes but the URL for the full news story is also given. I really like to know which part you think is not correct and should not have been given to public.

1. From Wall Street Journal: "One Link Proves Bridge's Undoing " By JOEL MILLMAN, ZUSHA ELINSON AND JIM CARLTON, May 24, 2013
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