Rest easy, Nevada roads, bridges constructed with earthquakes in mind

Rest easy, Nevada roads, bridges constructed with earthquakes in mind

Officials from the Nevada Department of Transportation and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers investigate possible damage on the ramp from southbound U.S. Route 95 to southbound Interstate 15 on Friday, May 22, 2015. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday morning, and the state closed a portion of the Spaghetti Bowl to inspect a ramp for possible damage, backing up traffic for miles. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) With the 7.1 magnitude and 6.4 magnitude earthquakes that rattled portions of the Las Vegas Valley Thursday and Friday fresh on the minds of area residents, those with concerns can rest easy knowing bridges and roads in Nevada are built with seismic activity in mind. Nevada is home to the best-rated bridges and roads in the country, which are not only built to withstand seismic events but also are all fairly new, according to Tony Illia Nevada Department of Transportation […]

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