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Oregon Investigates Infrastructure Resilience

Matt Ball on June 8, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Transportation

Oregon seriously lags behind Washington in preparing its infrastructure to withstand such an event, state officials told lawmakers. Since the mid-1990s, only 355 bridges have been retrofit to avoid falling off their supports during a major earthquake, said Bruce Johnson, state bridge engineer for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

That’s out of 1,115 that were identified as needing the fixes. At the current pace, it will take more than 200 years to complete retrofitting the state’s bridges.

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