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Engineers Give Florida A "C'' Grade For Infrastructure

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Florida's infrastructure is getting a grade of "C'' by civil engineers, but that's still better than the grade of "D+" given to the nation overall.

An American Society of Civil Engineers report card released Thursday says investing in infrastructure must be a top priority in Florida given its growing population.

The report card looked at all the state's infrastructure, from transportation to water to energy.

Florida's best score was on bridges, for which it received a "B." The report card says only 1.7 percent of Florida's bridges are structurally deficient.

Florida's worst scores were for coastal areas because of beach erosion and schools. The report card faulted Florida schools for not keeping pace with a growing student population, as well as its aging school buildings.

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