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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 16, 2011 at 2:24 PM.
Tune into CNBC tomorrow, November 17, at 10 pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time to watch the premier of, “Race to Rebuild: America’s Infrastructure.” This one-hour documentary, reported by CNBC correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, takes viewers inside the country’s infrastructure problems at hand and asks experts and policy makers what it will take to put the nation back on track.
Did you know that about 25 percent of the nation’s 600,000 bridges are in need of repair and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given our nation’s infrastructure a near failing grade of “D” overall? And according to the Urban Land Institute, the U.S. needs to spend $2 trillion to rebuild roads, bridges and other critical pieces of public infrastructure that are reaching the end of their life spans; money that many believe just does not exist.
Is there a solution, or is this crisis our future?
For more information about the documentary, visit www.infrastructure.cnbc.com.
NSBA Marketing Director Brian Raff also discusses this important topic specific to bridge infrastructure in the November issue of MSC. Read his article, “Funding for Steel Bridges” at http://bit.ly/tyMUCY.