S-N Editorial

The long road to repair


February 10, 2022


A national study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association identified more than 4,000 Iowa bridges in need of replacement or major repairs – the largest number and the second-highest proportion for any state

If you keep up with the headlines, you're aware of a plethora of issues being discussed this session in Des Moines. From scandalous books in schools to K-12 vouchers and tax cuts, there's plenty on the table.

However, none of that pointed discourse has been directed to a growing issue poised to plague the Hawkeye State for years to come. Many of our bridges are junk, and it's high time lawmakers create some sort of targeted plan before the ailing infrastructure hits the dirt.

A recent report in the Des Moines Register highlighted the horrid condition of Iowa's bridges, 1,800 of which are cl...

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