TN Politics: Bridge Crack Puts New Focus on Infrastructure

May 14, 2021

Inspectors from the Arkansas Department of Transportation examine the crack in the Hernando de Soto bridge in Memphis.

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.