Washington state was given a C in the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 infrastructure report card and a C- when it came to the state's bridges. The group said more than a quarter of Washington's 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.Instead of spending money on bridges, our Congressional delegation brought home the bacon for programs like the scandal-ridden Puget Sound Partnership (PSP).
Puget Sound Partnership, with a two-year $15 million budget, has helped direct some $400 million in state and federal funds spent by "partner agencies" the past two years. Its $15 million budget includes $4 million in outside contracts for education, monitoring and other efforts. -- 2011 article in the Kitsap Sun