Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Proves Need for Rebuilding of Crumbling Infrastructure

The Forbes Avenue Bridge collapse Friday morning in Pittsburgh is another example of how much the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021 will be used in the United States.

Highways and bridges are falling apart across the nation as the economy attempts to recover from a global pandemic, but the infrastructure act’s signing was too late for the 52-year-old bridge in Pittsburgh, which stretched over Frick Park until collapsing under the weight of snow Friday morning. Ten individuals were injured, according to CNN.

GlassBYTEs.com reported on a state-by-state breakdown of the best and worst roads in the nation last year. Pennsylvania received a C- in the report with 7,540 miles of bad roads which cost motorists an additional $620 in repair costs. The highest cost was reported in Washington D.C. with $1,000. The nation’s capital also received a C- rating. The most miles of bad roads are 19,400 in Texas, followed by 14,200 in California.

A complete list of America’s bad roads is available here.

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