No one can predict what bridge, levee or water main will fail next. But some problems are widely known, and work is long overdue.
Let's face it, the infrastrucutre of the USA is long overdue for an overhaul. Bridges collapse and kill commuters, blackouts in the northeast are caused by an aging electric grid, many roads are in barely drive-able condition, and anyone who flies regularly knows how decrepit the systems controlling air traffic are.
FDR built much of the infrastrcuture that made the USA an amazing success story; and Ike helped to refurbish and build more infrastructure in the late 1950's. But ever since the conservatives have taken over control of the Republican party government gets a bad rap. Our infrastructure was built by governement and without responsible government involvement it will crumble.
Read Popular Mechanics' report on The 10 Pieces of U.S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now.