By: Jeremy Mulvihill
on October 12, 2018
America's infrastructure is falling apart — here's a look at how bad things have gotten - President Trump will finally reveal his $1.5 trillion plan to repair America's crumbling infrastructure on Monday.
But his proposal isn't expected to include extensive federal funding to states to help rebuild failing highways, bridges, airports, and water systems. Instead, Trump wants states and local government to provide the bulk of the funding.
Regardless of who pays for it, though, 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.