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America's infrastructure is decaying — here's a look at how terrible things have gotten

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    There's speculation President Donald Trump will discuss infrastructure
    in his State
    of the Union address on Tuesday.
  
  
    
      America's infrastructure is
    desperately in need of investment, according to the American
    Society of Civil Engineers. The ASCE estimates the US needs to
    spend some $4.5 trillion by 2025 to fix the country's roads,
    bridges, dams, and other infrastructure. 
  
  
    Trump 
    reportedly "hates" major parts of the 
    infrastructure plan he unveiled in 2018, which proposed
    $200 billion in federal funding designed to finance new
    projects and repairs while incentivizing private
    investment.
  

  President Donald Trump is 
  expected to discuss infrastructure in his State of the Union
  address on Tuesday, but how exactly he plans to do so is unclear.

  
  The Washington Post reports that White House press secretary
  Sarah Sanders told CNN on Tuesday that infrastructure could be an
  area of compromise for Democrats and Republicans, but according
  to 
  The Wall Street Journal, Trump Administration officials
  pushed for the removal of a call for Congress to pass Trump's
  infrastructure plan from an early draft of his State of the Union
  address.

  Trump reportedly "hates" major parts of the 
  infrastructure plan he unveiled in 2018, which proposed $200
  billion in federal funding designed to finance new projects and
  repairs while incentivizing private investment.

  
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  No matter what Trump says about infrastructure during his State
  of the Union address, one thing is clear: America's
  infrastructure is in dire need of repairs.

  According to the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2017 Infrastructure
  Report Card, which is published every four years, US
  infrastructure gets a D+ grade. It got the same grade in 2013.

  The ASCE estimates the US needs to spend some $4.5 trillion by
  2025 to improve the state of the country's roads, bridges, dams,
  airports, schools, and more.

  The report breaks down the state of infrastructure in 16
  different categories. Here's a look at each category's final
  grade, according to the organization.

Infrastructure is desperately in need of investment, civil engineers say

America's infrastructure is in dire need of repairs. 

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which is published every four years, U.S. infrastructure gets a D+ grade. It got the same grade in 2013.

The ASCE estimates the US needs to spend some $4.5 trillion by 2025 to improve the state of the country's roads, bridges, dams, airports, schools, and more.

The report breaks down the state of infrastructure in 16 different categories. Click ahead for a look at each category's final grade, according to the organization.

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