Portland, Oregon is Recycling One of its Outdated Bridges

The old Sellwood Bridge being deconstructed in Portland, Oregon The 2016 Presidential Race has brought many things to the national spotlight. Bad hair aside, what has been one surprisingly poignant topic? America’s infrastructure. The poor shape of the country’s roads and bridges has dominated this conversation. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) stated that nearly one in nine bridges in the United States is structurally deficient . Repairing and maintaining these bridges is estimated to cost $20.5 billion annually, about $8 billion more than is currently being spent. The enormous economic undertaking to fix crumbling infrastructure may block any nationwide initiative to repair our bridges, however creates the opportunity for cities to think creatively to remedy the problem locally. As a sustainable trend setter, Portland, Oregon is tackling the issue head on t...

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