I-495 bridge closure a ‘national issue’ | Delaware online

The Leaning Bridge of Wilmington (I-495) is to be straightened. This  article by Jeff Montgomery and Melissa Nann Burke , I-495 bridge closure a ‘national issue’, discusses.

I was interviewed as part of the article.

University of Minnesota engineering professor David Levinson, who studied the effects of I-35W bridge collapse on the Twin Cities area, noted that the Minneapolis span was rebuilt in less than a year.

Considering the I-495 bridge is 40 years old, Levinson suggested replacing the whole structure for efficiency’s sake, he said.

“It’s logical to do as much as you can upstream and downstream from the bridge while it’s closed,” Levinson said.