ASCE report card, Status of our nation’s bridges
The recently released American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Report Card for America’s Infrastructure includes a discussion of the status of our nation’s infrastructure in the following categories: water and the environment, transportation, public facilities and energy.
The transportation report includes a focus on bridges and a report card rating of C+. The report highlights the funding challenges to maintain, repair and/or replace deficient bridges. While the number of bridges that need attention is declining slightly since the last report, there is still a long way to go and many challenges. Rehabilitation should be part of the solutions to address our deficient bridges and can be considered for both historic and non-historic structures.
Prepared every four years, “America’s civil engineers provide a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s major infrastructure categories using a simple A to F school report card format, the Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of current infrastructure conditions and needs, both assigning grades and making recommendations for how to raise the grades.”
You can view the full ASCE Report Card results.
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