SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2007--URS Corporation
(NYSE: URS) today issued the following statement regarding the I-35
West bridge in Minneapolis.
URS was retained in December 2003 to begin work in 2004 on
conducting an engineering analysis of the I-35 West bridge in
Minneapolis. URS delivered a draft report in June 2006 to the
Minnesota Department of Transportation which included recommendations
including retrofit measures to add redundancy and eliminate the
possibility of a member fracture. The company also recommended further
detailed inspections. A supplemental draft report in January 2007
expanded on aspects of the initial report.
URS has not been involved in any of the recent work being
performed on the bridge, nor was the recent work related to the
company's recommendations. URS is prepared to provide all necessary
resources to assist as needed in the investigation of the bridge
URS Corporation offers a comprehensive range of professional
planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance,
program and construction management, and operations and maintenance
services for transportation, facilities, environmental,
water/wastewater, industrial infrastructure and process, homeland
security, installations and logistics, and defense systems.
Headquartered in San Francisco, the Company operates in more than 20
countries with approximately 30,000 employees providing engineering
and technical services to federal, state and local governmental
agencies as well as private clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical,
oil and gas, power, manufacturing, mining and forest products
CONTACT: Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Hugh Burns/Jamie Tully, 212-687-8080
Paul Kranhold/Ron Low, 415-618-8750
SOURCE: URS Corporation