America's 10 most dangerous infrastructure problems

Our aging infrastructure earned a D+ overall in the American Society of Civil Engineers' annual report card. Here are the main culprits.

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Jan 23, 2014 8:54PM
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IF WE WOULD QUIT GIVING ALL OUR MONEY TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND SPENDING ON USELESS WARS WE COULD REBUILD OUR INFRASTRUCTURE......THIS  WOULD CREATE  A LOT OF NEEDED JOBS AND PROBABLY A LOT OF NEW MANUFACTURING FOR BASIC MATERIALS USED IN THE REBUILDING............REMADE IN AMERICA.......................
Jan 23, 2014 9:14PM
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what about all of the shovel ready jobs oboy promised?
Jan 27, 2014 2:30PM
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It's not just the infrastructure. The country in it's self is falling apart before our eyes.Such a damn shame.

Jan 23, 2014 10:07PM
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$3 trillion a year spent and nothing to show for it.  Don't expect me to pay more fed taxes than I already do.  Where do all the other taxes go that are forced for each issue listed?
Jan 23, 2014 8:02PM
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While America crumbles and dilapidates Congress does nothing to stop it, the American Jobs Act would have provided dollars to repair most of the infrastructure above, especially schools and bridges that desperately need repairs and would have cut taxes by $253 billion stimulating the economy and putting struggling American families back to work while doing so. Instead Congress is just playing politics with no regard for the welfare of the citizens and condition of our great nations infrastructure.
Jan 27, 2014 2:57PM
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This is what happens when the gorvernment spends the people's money on giveaways, instead of spending it on the structure of America.  Let's put the welfare recipients to work on government projects.  No work, then no welfare, no food stamps, no TANF.  
Jan 27, 2014 2:54PM
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....Obama is the leader of the US - and he has failed miserably.............


Our National infrastructure is falling apart and he could care less. All his focus is on helping to dismantle the strength of America and to enhance his socialist agenda.


He could be the first American President who's resentful of the success of the US and wishes to weaken the country to fulfill his warped and racist views.


Obama - without doubt is the WORST president in American history.

Jan 23, 2014 10:01PM
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Repair is so obviously needed, yet we witness lame politics obstructing it.

 

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I enjoy all the "file footage" photos from days gone in America.

Funny, 2009 our Dear Leader and Democrats passed Stimulus which was going to repair and rebuild infrastructure...Funny that money went to unions to save them.

"Shovel ready jobs, ah, ah, ah, yuk, yuk, yuk... - President Obama

So money has been wasted for decades...
Jan 27, 2014 2:55PM
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But we have Billions to send overseas to rebuild our enemies.
Jan 27, 2014 2:46PM
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#11 - The Three Stooges...........Obama, Reid and Pelosi
Jan 23, 2014 9:12PM
Jan 24, 2014 8:24PM
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The military is giving away 13,000 armored vehicles. This says it all. 
Jan 24, 2014 10:10AM
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Rail business is a private enterprise, has no business in this article unless the gov is going to support all business infrastructure, oh I forget they get to pick and choose whatever they want like the auto industry. Oh well, most of this is a crock and the rest are issues that should have been being addressed decades ago such as air and water pollution and road and bridge maintenance, however we do need a good news story every now and then so a local politician can get some free exposure as he or she shows up to supposedly help.
     Get rid of all the scumbags in Washington before they get rid of you, they're all robbing you blind.

Jan 27, 2014 2:30PM
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The priorities of our partisan leaders are evident to those who are willing to look. Pay to play.  They all do it and the country suffers because of it.  The money doesn't go where its needed because it is more useful to our leaders in the hands of those who deliver votes and because of that its doled out to a small segment of the people.  Republicans do it and democrats do it and nothing will change while t party loyalty  and feeding the pockets of their allies is the number one priority of these skunks.


Jan 23, 2014 8:13PM
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And Trenton Central High School (where both my parents (1949 and 50) and my wife (1974) graduated) is falling apart. I am expecting it's bell tower one day to collapse into the school, probably killing a goodly number of students, teachers, and other staff.

 

Infrastructure failures are no surprise. I'm also waiting for this massive cold and freeze to snap so much powerlines that 75% of the country plunges into a prolonged blackout.

 

But it isn't a surprise to me. We humans have the tendency to build and forget.

Jan 24, 2014 10:39AM
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Railroads own and operate and Maintain their own rights of way . They also pay property taxes on all of these , unlike boats , barges , airlines who have their ports and terminals built and paid for by tax payers . If you want to include them in this article , talk only about commuter and passenger service , which is, once again, paid for by tax payers , not the country's freight rail carriers !
Jan 24, 2014 2:01PM
Jan 27, 2014 2:29PM
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Here's what we need to do.

 

1. We need true leadership in Washington, DC (irrespective of party lines, all the way to the top)

2. Pay attention to congress who are not interested in fixing our pathetic infrastructure (GOP).

3. It's not about winning elections, it is about doing the right thing for all Americans. 

4. Learn from other countries who are passing us by making the right investments

5. We were #1 once, due to our visionaries 50-60 years ago, find them again (among us), place them in decision making roles where a difference can be made. They can be found among the Feds, DOT's, Engineering Firms, Contractors, Suppliers, Businesses, and etc..

6. Quit complaining, eat healthy so the "excess fat "  will not take over your brain reducing the capacity to think..

7. Add one here to the list ....I'll be impressed.

Jan 24, 2014 2:28PM
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Is this finally the "summer of recovery" ?
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