Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells 60 MINUTES that many of the roads and bridges we drive on every day are “on life support.” What’s more, nearly 70,000 bridges in the U.S. are deemed structurally deficient. “I don’t want to say they’re unsafe. But they’re dangerous,” said LaHood. “Our infrastructure’s on life support right now. That’s what we’re on,” LaHood is now co-chair of Building America Future, a bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials seeking to increase spending on infrastructure.

LaHood speaks to Steve Kroft for a 60 MINUTES report on the state of America’s crumbling infrastructure. It will be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 23 (7:30-8:30 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Watch an excerpt.


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  1. Dear 60 Minutes,
    I watched your segment on bridges last night. One of the major problems with our bridges is corrosion. In the 1980′s industry made a change from coatings designed for long term maintenance to systems designed to last longer but, required total replacement after their service life was over. This was done to reduce labor costs and protect market share for the $20 billion a year coating industry. I have spent the last 20 years developing a solution to this problem based on a simple on & off light bulb principal. I have been published world wide and regularly receive invitations from Chine to present my work. Note the total cost of corrosion to the United States economy is over $1 trillion dollars.

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