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(Studio: Dan Rather) 1987 bridge collapse in New York recalled. Fed. authorities reported calling for immediate action with regard to bridge safety. Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Roth) Road and bridge problems featured; details given, scenes shown. NYC's Williamsburg bridge reported closing for repairs and causing more traffic congestion for commuters. [COMMUTERS - complain with regard to traffic and bridges.] Federal study quoted with regard to bridge safety in US. Bridge collapses shown. [TRIP spokesperson William WILKINS - describes situation.] Repair and replacement costs given. [Council on Public Works Improvements spokesperson Peter GOLDMARK - comments on situation.] Famous bridge collapse in Tacoma, WA, recalled; scenes shown. Designer quoted with regard to ideal structure.
- Rather, Dan;
- Roth, Richard
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