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America's Infrastructure Is Failing Fast

Flood waters from Hurricane Delta cover a roadway near structures damaged by Hurricane Laura on October 10, 2020 in Cameron, Louisiana. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:36 AM

America's aging bridges, roads, and dams are deteriorating — and fast. Roads are crumbling, water mains break at an average of one every two minutes, and many dams and levees are on the brink of failure, putting lives in danger. The cost to modernize will be trillions of dollars, but if we wait, it will soar even higher, warn experts.

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which is published every four years, the country's infrastructure is failing, and the cost to bring it up to better standards is steep. The country's overall grade: D+.

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America's aging bridges, roads, and dams are deteriorating - and fast. Roads are crumbling, water mains break at an average of one every two minutes, and many dams and levees are on the brink of failure, putting lives in danger. The cost to modernize will be trillions of...
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