Aging Infrastructure Research Paper

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Majority of America’s roads and bridges were built for an earlier time and are now in poor condition (Petroski, 2016, pg. 9). Infrastructure is created with a design life that usually tends to be around fifty years (St. Martin, 2017). That timeframe though includes regular routine maintenance and while some components may last longer, each one will eventually reach a breaking point. Fifty years for many of America’s structures has come and gone, and within those fifty years no maintenance was completed. This is the one of the leading causes of the aging infrastructure that America is plagued with; structures reach their design life and become outdated before we can replace them. As an ever increasing nation, we are ever expanding but this
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