Roads & Bridges (Bronze)

Keep it out of reach
Bill Wilson

Judging comments:

“The writer tells the story of the 2017 fire that collapsed an Atlanta I-85 bridge span, all because of a Georgia DOT oversight. He admirably chides the GDOT into taking responsibility for having stored flammable materials under the span, but he points to positives, too: Multiple transportation departments are reinspecting bridges and considering changes in storage policies. This column took the perfect tone: No-nonsense and stern … as it called for stern guidance from the top down.