The country needs to spend about $926 billion to upgrade its transportation infrastructure, and a 60-year-old bridge over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., serves to highlight the need for infrastructure repairs. The country needs a reliable infrastructure, said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. "It’s the lifeblood of our economy, the key to connecting our markets, moving products and people, generating and sustaining millions of jobs for American workers, to not wasting hundreds of thousands of hours and millions of gallons of gas on clogged highways," he added.

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