More than one in ten of America's 605,000 bridges were classified as "structurally deficient" in 2011. 67,000 spans were restricted to light vehicles, in need of immediate repair, or outright closed. The federal government put $27.5 billion in stimulus money towards transportation infrastructure upgrades, but wait till you see how far it went ... or didn't.
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