Donald Trump Wants to Rebuild America? Here Are 8 Places to Start – NBCNews.com

Donald Trump Wants to Rebuild America? Here Are 8 Places to Start – NBCNews.com


One in five miles of the country’s highways is in shabby condition; 56,007 bridges are structurally-deficient, and at least 2,170 Americans dams have been deemed “high-hazard potential.”

Degrading infrastructure projects affect millions of Americans every day, causing problems ranging from added car maintenance costs from bumpy roads to life-threatening health risks from unsafe drinking water.

President Donald Trump, looking to fulfill a campaign promise, has vowed to spend $1 trillion repairing America. After analyzing federal data, pouring over independent research, and consulting experts, here are some pressing infrastructure problems that need big fixes.




Image: Leon Buys is doused in water while taking a break from midway set-up chores at the Dane County Fair in Madison, Wisconsin on July 19, 2011.

Leon Buys takes a break from set-up chores at the Dane County Fair in Madison, Wisconsin.