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A section of critical highway collapsed in Wyoming. Could it happen anywhere?

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The partial collapse of a roadway in Wyoming as a result of a landslide that occurred over the weekend raises serious questions about the state of the nation’s infrastructure — echoing concerns aired recently over a range of issues, from frequent water main breaks to the Baltimore bridge collapse in March.  

The Teton Pass is a “critical” link between Victor, Idaho, and Jackson, Wyoming. There’s no timeline for the reopening, which could take “weeks to months,” says Daniel Aldrich, director of Northeastern University’s Security and Resilience Program and co-director at the Global Resilience Institute.

Aldrich, who studies resilience and preparedness, says the incident illustrates just how vulnerable the nation’s roadways are to potential catastrophe. 

read more at Northeastern Global News

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