Bridges connect land, life, and people. Bridges were built to narrow the gap, enhance transportation, and enable commerce. They are both structures and symbols. Nowhere becomes somewhere when a bridge is built. • One in three of the nations’ bridges, 43,578 bridges, need repair or replacement. The estimated cost to replace all the currently structurally deficient bridges is $58 billion. • At the that rate it will take 30 years to fix them • The current infrastructure bill allocation of $40 billion will not solve the problems • $125 billion is the amount required to reduce the backlog of deficient bridges • Additional deterioration will become overwhelming. • Americans cross these deficient bridges 167 million times daily. I want to incite change in the funding allocations for our nation’s failing bridges by providing visual representation that brings the issue to the forefront. I want to produce evocative images of our bridges and emphasize the important role they play in our lives. I want to photograph the decay and damage of the deficient bridges to motivate the allocation and appropriation of funds for repair.