ASCE Report Card: America, Come See Me After Class

by KARL SORENSEN, Blue Collar Labs

Class is over, the Scantrons have been graded and the results are finally in: America receives a barely-passing cumulative D+ for their deteriorating infrastructure according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. The ASCE grades 16 structural categories on the basis of "capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation" and estimates that the US needs to invest an additional $3.6T by 2020 to stabilize the lackluster condition of the nation's dams, highways and bridges. For full results, please click here.

To put this in perspective, I'll defer to John Oliver: