Preserving the infrastructure of our transportation system is critical for both safety and efficiency. This infrastructure includes roads, bridges, railways, runways and other fixtures that are maintained by governments and commissions. When infrastructure components become outdated or fall into disrepair, it can impede our ability to transport people and goods in a safe and timely manner. For this reason, it is important to have policies in place that ensure ongoing monitoring and prompt updating of principal, structural components. There are several indicators that can be used to measure the quality and condition of our region's transportation infrastructure. In recognition of the August 2007 35W bridge collapse and policy makers' heightened interest in bridge safety, the status of bridges is presented as one indicator of overall condition.
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