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New York is forever on the verge of some kind of collapse. We worry about the next big storm. Or a the next economic downturn. Or just a good ol’ rat tsunami. But last year, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (or NYCEDC) called our attention to a very immediate—and underreported—crisis: The decay of thousands of piles that support the city’s riverfront.

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Very cool!

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Very cool indeed. Hopefully this will spur the proper upkeep of ALL our infrastructure. As of right now it is rated at a d- or d and is estimated to cost trillions just to bring it up to a c.
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Very cool indeed. Hopefully this will spur the proper upkeep of ALL our infrastructure. As of right now it is rated at a d- or d and is estimated to cost trillions just to bring it up to a c.

According to whom? Source plz
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According to whom? Source plz

According to anyone who has driven on multiple interstates/highways/local roads across multiple states wink.gif

Seriously, road conditions are absolutely horrible. I know you're looking for an "official" source, but would you really rate our infrastructure at anything over a C- at best??
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According to whom? Source plz

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/

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According to anyone who has driven on multiple interstates/highways/local roads across multiple states wink.gif

Seriously, road conditions are absolutely horrible. I know you're looking for an "official" source, but would you really rate our infrastructure at anything over a C- at best??

Depends.

My private community maintains its own roads and I would rate them around a B to B+ (mainly because our bridge is a C).

Part of my ride to work, I would rate the roads from a C to B-, depending on the county. Other roads in and about San Jose I would rate at B to B+, but some would be around a D to C-.

Again, it depends on what roads we are talking about.
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Good read, that is an awesome concept.
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According to whom? Source plz

Sorry to not respond until now but another person already provided one link. It is unfortunate but hopefully we can change that with the proper budget going to the maintenance of our infrastructure.
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