NY bridges and roads get bad grades

NY bridges and roads get bad grades
Posted at 2:37 PM, Sep 29, 2015

A new analysis of New York's infrastructure is giving the state's bridges, roads and wastewater systems a bad grade.

The New York chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the state's infrastructure report card on Tuesday. The organization rated several categories of infrastructure including airports, drinking water, transit, dams and parks.

The state's overall grade is a C-minus. Read the New York State Report Card.

New York earned Ds when it came to bridges, roads and sewers, however. The report notes that many roads and highways are in poor condition, most bridges are at least 75 years old and the state's wastewater systems need $36 billion in repairs and upgrades.

On the positive side, the state earned B-minuses for parks and solid waste.

This is the first report card for New York State.

The last national report card came out in 2013, it gave America's overall infrastructure a D-plus.Read America's Report Card.




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