States That Are Falling Apart

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40. Mississippi
> Roads in poor condition: 9.2% (21st highest)
> Deficient bridges: 12.3% (12th highest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 5.8% (7th lowest)
> Highway spending as pct. of total: 6.3% (24th highest)

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39. Vermont
> Roads in poor condition: 5.8% (18th lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 5.6% (12th lowest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 16.2% (20th lowest)
> Highway spending as pct. of total: 7.8% (15th highest)

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38. Texas
> Roads in poor condition: 10.4% (19th highest)
> Deficient bridges: 1.7% (2nd lowest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 16.7% (21st lowest)
> Highway spending as pct. of total: 6.1% (24th lowest)

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37. South Dakota
> Roads in poor condition: 6.4% (19th lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 19.6% (4th highest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 3.5% (2nd lowest)
> Highway spending as pct. of total: 12.8% (2nd highest)

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36. Oregon
> Roads in poor condition: 6.6% (21st lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 5.3% (10th lowest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 18.0% (23rd lowest)
> Highway spending as pct. of total: 4.2% (9th lowest)