An Infrastructure Expert weighs in on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse | Global Resilience Institute

Mary Louise Kelly speaks with critical infrastructure expert Stephen Flynn about the bridge collapse in Baltimore during a live interview for NPR’s All Things Considered.

According to Dr. Flynn, “The biggest issue here is the bridge failure itself and the lack of safeguard that we had in place to protect that pylon. That’s the focus. Obviously, there are very important questions about the ship itself – how it was handled, what the source of it losing its way and causing the collision that took place. But the other real big issue we have to focus on is what the recovery looks like. How do we rebuild and hopefully build back better? A big focus of resilience is actually not just bouncing back but bouncing forward. We have to adapt to the risk as they’re evolving.”

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