‘Dire States’ road trip stops in DeKalb

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Author and infrastructure issues expert Dan McNichol’s “Dire States” road trip across America will stop in DeKalb on Wednesday.

Partnered with Case Construction, McNichol is joining forces with the Illinois Soybean Association in DeKalb to discuss how failing roads and bridges, and weight limits affect the backbone of the U.S. economy, and how partnerships such as this can drive change.

A brief program will be held Lincoln Inn Restaurant,240 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, followed by a road trip to a nearby bridge –closed since it collapsed in August 2008 –that exemplifies the hazards of crumbling rural bridges and hidden costs of detours for farmers.

The program begins at 10 a.m. The road trip to the Keslinger Road bridge in Afton Township will be at 10:45 a.m.

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