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A lot of people are worried about crumbling infrastructure

May 5, 2017

By: Nancy Marshall-Genzer

(Marketplace) Sixty-four-year-old Taylor Rickard is giving me a guided tour of her worst nightmare. We're driving along the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Virginia, under a bridge Rickard said is about 75 years old and showing its age."Look at the rust," Rickard said, pointing. "And look at the patches on the concrete. And that's what we're supposedly trusting our lives with."

Rickard took our poll. And you've probably guessed how she answered our question on infrastructure. She was among the 83 percent of respondents who told us they support the idea of Congress passing a large infrastructure bill to repair roads, bridges and airports. Rickard wants to start with rail, highways and, yes, the bridges spanning the Rappahannock, which she drives over a couple of times a week...


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