Roads and bridges in the U.S. are in critical disrepair and need to be fixed before money is spent on building new ones, writes economics reporter John Schoen. In this article, he looks at the state of the country's roads and bridges and explores the reasons behind delayed maintenance in favor of building new. He also agrees with Transportation for America's assessment that it is "a significantly better investment to spend money on a bridge that's in good condition now than to have to repair it when it becomes structurally deficient."

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