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Repairing or replacing aging railroad bridges, like this drawbridge over the Rouge River near Detroit, Mich., is part of President Trump’s infrastructure plan. (Photo: Shutterstock)

President Trump’s infrastructure plan, while one of the largest proposed, continues with the theme of the prior three administrations in calling for massive investment in the nation’s infrastructure. The plan aims to generate $1.5 trillion in order to upgrade the nation’s highways, airports and railroads.

Details related to the infrastructure plan will certainly change as the proposal moves through the political process. Despite that uncertainty, there are projects currently underway, projects in planning phases and, more importantly, projects that need attention — many of which fall under the category of critical infrastructure. It’s no secret that much of our country’s infrastructure is long overdue for an overhaul, and it will be no small task determining how best to allocate resources on a federal, state, and local level.

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