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Bridge Work (or the lack thereof)

According to the Federal Highway Administration, the average U.S. bridge was built to last 50 years and is already 42 years old.
That’s one nugget note in a Bartholomew Sullivan rundown on the nation’s infrastructure problems and the failure of politicians to do anything much about it.
At the same time, Steve Ahillen reports that things aren’t as bad in Tennessee as in other states, insofar as bad bridges go. But then, they’re not so good either.
And there’s a map showing the location of problem bridges in East Tennessee.