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TN Politics: Bridge Crack Puts New Focus on Infrastructure

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According to the Report Card for America's Infrastructure, 4.4 percent of Tennessee's bridges are structurally deficient. One of those bridges -- as was seen this week -- happens to be a major American roadway over the Mississippi River.

Political analyst Otis Sanford says the crack in the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge is emblematic of larger infrastructure lapses nationwide that the Biden Administration aims to address with his roughly $2 trillion American Jobs Plan. 

Reporting from the gates of Graceland to the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Christopher's favorite haunt is the intersection of history and cultural change. He is WKNO's News Director and Senior Producer at the University of Memphis' Institute for Public Service Reporting. Join his conversations about the Memphis arts scene on the WKNO Culture Desk Facebook page.