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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:26 PM

American Bridges Falling Down





Published on May 24, 2013

On May 23rd, sections of the I-5 bridge that crosses over the Skagit river collapsed, sending two cars plummeting into the frigid waters below. It is just the latest failure of American infrastructure at a time when annual spending on construction is at the lowest rate since 1993. What's more, the American Society for Civil Engineers has given the U.S. a D+ in overall infrastructure. They estimate it will take an investment of $3.6 trillion by 2020 to bring American roads, bridges and waterways up to safety standards. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez takes a look at the long road ahead.


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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:45 PM

1. We build bridges in other countries instead

instead of repiring or replacing our own.

Republicans don't see the need to give more money for our intrastructure.

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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:54 PM

2. K&R

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Sat May 25, 2013, 09:38 PM

3. And we structure single payer health into their constitutions, too. On our dime.

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