American Society of Civil Engineers Gives New York Worst Grade Ever

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 09:03 PM

State of DisrepairThe American Society of Civil Engineers gives New York its worst report card ever:  42 percent of bridges are structurally deficient, drinking water needs a $15 billion investment, and nearly half of major roads are in poor or mediocre condition.

WXXI of Rochester's Bob Smith spoke to Transportation Nation Director Andrea Bernstein about how it has come to this...and why negative political campaigning has created a populace skeptical of government spending of all forms...including infrastructure spending.

You can listen to the program here -- part of New York State Public Radio's series State of Disrepair -- Transportation Nation


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Comments [2]

Lakita Murril

Civil engineering consultants offer many services such as terrain planning, landscape architecture, and advisory services. -- GA

Dec. 30 2011 09:41 PM
Cap'n Transit

No, 12% of bridges are structurally deficient. 25% are "functionally obsolete," meaning that they're not as big as the DOT wants them to be. Stop falling for the bait-and-switch!

Mar. 23 2011 09:31 AM

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