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“60 Minutes” investigates America’s infrastructure deficit

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Public infrastructure in America is facing a crisis. With public spending on infrastructure at its lowest levels since 1947, American bridges, airports and seaports are in danger of becoming obsolete. With one out of every nine bridges in the U.S. deemed to be structurally deficient, it is a “tragedy waiting to happen”.

A recent “60 Minutes” segment investigated the current state of infrastructure in the U.S., with interviews with a former U.S. Transportation Secretary and former American Society of Civil Engineers who suggest funding from Congress is the biggest obstacle in fixing the infrastructure problem.

Watch the segment on the effect of a lack of investment in infrastructure.