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Trevor Nestor Period 1 “Crumbling of America” Video Write-Up America’s infrastructure is collapsing, and there have been many warnings to this truth. The interstate bridge in Minneapolis collapsed unexpectedly. The levies in New Orleans failed in Hurricane Katrina. In 2003, there was a massive east coast blackout. Mesopotamia, the Incas and the Indus Valley Civilizations all rose above hunter gatherer communities after assets like roads and irrigation systems were built. The Roman Empire collapsed after its massive infrastructure was built. Like the Romans, the United States built a super massive infrastructure system that today must be either maintained or rebuilt in order to survive. Some argue that if efforts are not quickly put into place, the United States will come to resemble a second or third world country. The American Society of Civil Engineers graded infrastructure assets in 2009 and gave a D to America’s aviation systems, a C to its bridges, a D to its dams, a D- to its drinking water, a D+ to its energy, a D to its hazardous waste, a D- to its inland waterways, a D- to its levees, a C-
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