The Greatest Country In the World

Neglected interstate bridges seek billions in infrastructure funds.

“Much of the nation’s transportation infrastructure is in need of rehab or replacement, and bridges are a top concern. An annual infrastructure report card by the American Society of Civil Engineers last year calculated the nation’s bridge repair backlog at $125 billion with 46,000 U.S. bridges in poor condition.”

And in the Upper Left Hand Corner. . .

“Officials in Oregon and Washington have been working together since 2019 on a revived Interstate (Columbia River) Bridge replacement plan, after a previous effort failed in 2013. Cost estimates have ballooned from $3.4 billion almost a decade ago to closer to $5 billion today.”

Inertia-inspired inflation makes it harder to work through the backlog.