Assuming President Obama can enact some road spending of his American Jobs Act, which projects should be priorities? The Infrastructurist.com has chosen five to get the conversation started.
- The Verrazano Bridge
- Liberty Street Bridge
- D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge
- The Goethals Bridge
- Lake Shore Drive Bridge
There are plenty of factors to weigh in making a choice — the bridges in the greatest state of disrepair, the bridges with the greatest daily volume, the existing federal requirements (environmental studies, etc.) that can/will delay certain projects for years, and perhaps most of all, the presence of a funding plan (no one is kidding themselves that the government will be picking up the entire bill for any large bridge project).
Which do you think should be priorities?