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Wed May 22, 2013
Kansas Gets C- For Infrastructure
Civil engineers have given Kansas' infrastructure an overall C-minus grade.
The regional chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers released their report card Wednesday.
It's an evaluation of the state's aviation, bridges, roads, dams, drinking water, energy, levees, railroads and schools.
The engineers found the most faults with the state's bridges and dams, rating them a D-minus. They say Kansas has nearly 3,000 structurally deficient bridges.
They awarded the highest grades for the state's roads and schools; both got a C-plus.
The engineers also noted that decreased funding is affecting road quality. They added that many of the state's schools were built in the 1950s and are now 60 years old.