America's Failing Infrastructure: A Scary Picture

Just how safe is the bridge you crossed on your way to work today? You may not want to know.

Federal, state and local spending on public works projects is already woefully shy of what it should be to keep bridges, roads, dams and other infrastructure up to snuff. But the sluggish economy is forcing even more project delays and cancellations, exacerbating America’s infrastructure crisis.

Take a look at funding levels for bridges, highways, dams, subways, seaports, public schools, electricity transmission and drinking water systems. The level of attention being paid to each is also reflected in letter grades given by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Researcher-Reporter, The Kiplinger Letters