One out of nine bridges in the U.S. needs repairs. Fair enough.
This is actually the lowest percentage of unsafe bridges in over 20 years.
That’s right: all the talk about repairing America’s infrastructure is, at least in the case of bridges, ass-backwards: we’ve already been doing this, and just need to keep up the good work.
Perhaps the most amazing this is how easy it is to get, and understand the data on this. Just go to this page, pick a year, and start by comparing the columns #Def to #Bridges in the NHS Bridges grouping on the right.
Gee Davey … you don’t think D.C. is giving us their old legerdemain of pumping up a secondary problem so that we won’t focus on a primary one, do you?