WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate, Donald Trump said he wanted to make America’s infrastructure great again. As president, he’ll have plenty of ways to get started in his new hometown. The Arlington Memorial Bridge, Washington’s most recognizable span over the Potomac River, is in such bad shape that it will be closed to all vehicular traffic during Friday’s inauguration. Hundreds of thousands will rely on the Metro subway to reach the Capitol and the National Mall, and they’ll get a firsthand look at a system that’s deteriorated significantly during the past eight years and has repair needs measured in the billions. Even the Washington Monument is shut down because of a broken elevator. Visitors won’t be able to ride to the top again until at least 2019.
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