The Infrastructure Funding Debate

I originally planned on posting this topic back on May 30, 2013, but I wanted to make sure that everything in this post is as accurate as possible.

On May 23, 2013, a section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington State, just north of Seattle, collapsed after a tractor trailer truck carrying an oversized load struck one of the span’s overhead beams. The bridge was constructed back in 1955, and many aging bridges like it have been classified as either “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete”. Yet our federal government has done only so much to improve our nation’s aging, crumbling infrastructure network.

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