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    THE PROBLEM:

    Homeland Security News Wire
    Report finds thousands of U.S. bridges
    in dangerous need of repair
    Published 4 April 2011

    Last week a new report found that nearly 12 percent of the bridges in the United States were “structurally deficient” and required replacement; the report found that major repairs and critical maintenance has often been delayed as states are struggling with budget shortfalls; the average age of bridges across the country is nearing forty-two years, and most were designed to have a fifty year lifespan before they were replaced or reconstructed; Transportation for America has called for increased federal funding for infrastructure to help make repairs; the American Society of Civil Engineers has recommended that the United States spend $17 billion a year on bridge maintenance, significantly more than the $10.5 billion that is currently spent each year.

    http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/...

    THE LIST:
    The State of Our Nation's Bridges

    Despite billions of dollars in federal, state and local funds directed toward the maintenance of existing bridges, 69,223 bridges — 11.5 percent of total highway bridges in the U.S. — are classified as "structurally deficient," requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement.

    http://t4america.org/...

    *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

    by josmndsn on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 01:21:43 PM PST

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