Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | February 2, 2009

Environmental lawyer Sanders says ASCE gives America’s crumbling infrastructure a “D” in 2009 National Report Card.

crumbling-infrastructureThe American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”) today released its 2009 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure-assigning a cumulative grade of “D” to the nation’s infrastructure and noting a five-year investment need of $2.2 trillion from all levels of government and the private sector.  That letter grade means that our nation’s infrastructure may not be able to support our economy and facilitate our way of life in the future.  In short, we need some help repairing and rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.

None of this is new news to anyone that lives in Northern Kentucky and has to drive across the Brent Spence Bridge linking Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.  The I-71/I-75  bridge is OLD, DANGEROUS and OVERCROWDED, and should be replaced ASAP.   

 

Since ASCE’s last assessment in 2005 there has been little change in the condition of the nation’s roads, bridges, drinking water systems and other public works, and the cost of improvement has increased by more than half a trillion dollars.  The report is at: http://www.asce.org/reportcard/2009/grades.html

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