Bridges Across the Country in Danger of Collapse

September 4, 2013

An article in today's Los Angeles Times reports that U.S. commuters take more than 200 million trips every day across bridges that are structurally deficient.  At least 8,000 bridges across the country are in danger of failing if even a single component breaks. The cost to update these bridges has risen to $20.5 billion a year, according to the Federal Highway Administration. After years of budget cuts, the Great Recession and the job-killing sequestration, funding for transportation projects has declined significantly.

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