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Civil engineers say fixing infrastructure will take $4.6 trillion


In the latest and most sweeping publicity effort, the nation's association of civil engineers said Thursday that the nation's roads, dams, airports and water and electrical systems need $4.6 trillion of work -- more than the entire federal government spends in a year. 

But that figure, from the American Society of Civil Engineers, is based on estimates that call for much more spending than what federal agencies and other trade groups have said is needed for infrastructure, CNN found.

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