The state of Infrastructure in America is slowly crumbling 47,000 bridges are rated in need of critical repair.
Trump and Congress need to fix this.
More than 47,000 bridges in the United States are in crucial need of repairs, says the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, or ARTBA. The group, which advocates for investment in transportation infrastructure, analyzes data from the Federal Highway Administration and releases an annual Deficient Bridge report.
According to a report from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the US economy will lose around $4 trillion in GDP between 2016 and 2025 if investment is not forthcoming. If the country’s aging roads, railways and bridges are left to decay even further, that could rise to $14 trillion by 2040. Likewise, business sales will also take a substantial hit. The report forecasts that left unchecked, poor infrastructure will result in business sales losing $7 trillion by 2025 and $29.3 trillion by 2040. American household income will also feel the impact.