It some places it has caught up to us. There has been a few states where bridges have collapsed, Other places where roads get swallowed up by sinkholes. We still have a lot of people out of work, why not put them to work by passing a law to fix America's infrastructure problem. It is just going to cost us more down the road anyway.
The USA has been made extremely successful, and part of that success if determined by a successful infrastructure system. Over time they are prone to deterioration, and if they continue to be left to fail, there will be severe consequences. Our infrastructure is needed for the economy, our safety, and our pleasure.
If America's infrastructure continues to crumble, we will be in a lot of trouble. This is a vast country that relies on its mobility to get day to day tasks completed and to move goods around. Without a good infrastructure this begins to fall apart at the seams, and things get worse.
Congress should not enact more laws concerning Americas infrastructure. That should be left to state and local officials because they know how to handle this best. They know which structures need to be repaired the quickest and which bridges can wait a while so enough funds are collected to pay for it.
I do not think there are any benefits to America targeting the deterioration of America's infrastructure by enacting laws to prevent it. I think that the only way that the infrastructure of America will be fixed is if the economy gets better. It is better to focus on helping the American people stabilize the economy.