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The pace of U.S. infrastructure development – with major road, rail and runway projects often taking a decade or longer – is unacceptable, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) said Thursday.
Boozman said it’s within agencies’ ability to complete projects in a timely fashion, pointing to the 2007 collapse of Bridge 9340 in Minneapolis as evidence. The eight-lane bridge, which services Interstate 35 traffic across the Mississippi River, collapsed during evening rush hour in August 2007, resulting in 13 deaths and 145 injuries. The structure was rebuilt in a year.