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Aging Infrastructure

Report: US roads, bridges, systems crumbling

The American way of life is taking a hit from a crumbling infrastructure. A report being released today by the American Society of Civil Engineers gives it a rating of "D," down from a "D-plus" two years ago.

Infrastructure includes things like roads, bridges, water systems, the power grid and public parks. Today's report card says Americans are spending more time stuck in traffic and less time at home with their families.

The study says it would take more than one and a-half trillion dollars over the next five years to fix things. The engineer's report gives America's drinking water system a "D-minus" and figures it would cost eleven billion dollars a year to bring it up to speed.

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