More than 45,000 bridges rated in poor condition, but Pres. Biden's infrastructure plan may hit snag

USA TODAY

Ledyard King

March 22, 2021


WASHINGTON – More than 45,000 bridges rated in poor condition. Hundreds of water mains breaking every day. Traffic congestion that, before the pandemic, was adding 54 hours to the average commute.

Not many issues unite Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill like crumbling roads, airports and transit systems back home – and the Biden administration is hoping an effort to modernize America’s neglected infrastructure might fuel a rare moment of bipartisanship.

With Congress' recent passage of the COVID-19 stimulus bill known as the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden met with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in recent weeks to discuss how to move forward on an infrastructure plan. He's expected to unveil his infrastructure proposal in the coming weeks.


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