November 21, 2014 | By: Becky Moylan

This Sunday, Nov. 23, ASCE Past President Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E. SECB, F.ASCE, will discuss the state of our nation’s bridges during primetime TV on CBS’ 60 Minutes via a helicopter tour of Pittsburgh.

60 Minutes Video - The roads and bridges Americans drive on every day are in dire need of repair or replacement

As the Highway Trust Fund heads once again toward insolvency, 60 Minutes chronicles the need for increased investment across the U.S. with interviews from former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Rep. Earl Blumenauer. Each with a unique perspective on infrastructure, all these guests will echo the same message: #FixTheTrustFund with a long-term, sustainable funding solution.

Host a viewing party, set your DVR, and tell your friends and family to tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT to see ASCE tell the story behind our nation’s bridges.

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  1. Eric Otten says:

    Wasn’t the Stimulus Package of 2009 supposed to fund the “shovel ready” projects to repair our crumbling infrastructure. The $787M was allocated. Where did it go?

    • Becky Moylan says:

      The short-term boost in federal funding did help improve road pavement conditions, reflected in the slight improvement of the grade of D- in the 2009 Report Card to the D grade in 2013.

  2. Brad Williams says:

    Will this video be available on YouTube or some other media, so that we can share with other ASCE Members. I would like to include it on our Branch Website.

    Brad Williams, PE
    Montgomery ASCE VP