What Do Bridges and Public Health Have in Common?

February 3, 2015 5:30 PM

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What Do Bridges and Public Health Have in Common?

Infrastructure is never quite as interesting or exciting as innovation. The grand opening of a new building incorporating all the latest integrated technology is far more exciting than bridge repairs. In our fascination for the innovation, we often turn a blind eye to our nation's crumbling infrastructure.

Bridges don't just fall down without warning. In the months and years leading up to a catastrophic event, there is a slow and steady erosion of cracked pavement, deepening potholes, and rust. In public health, that slow and steady erosion is seen in delayed restaurant inspections, resulting in avoid...

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