Nevermind our ailing infrastructure, we have democracy to force down the throats of middle eastern nations dammit!
As of 2005, 155,144 of the nation’s 592,473 bridges or 26.2 percent, were rated structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. A structurally deficient bridge is closed or restricted to light vehicles because of its deteriorated structural components. While not necessarily unsafe, these bridges must have limits for speed and weight. A functionally obsolete bridge has older design features and, while it is not unsafe for all vehicles, it cannot safely accommodate current traffic volumes, and vehicle sizes and weights.