This stuff would be superb Monty Pythonesque humor if it wasn't actually real.
Declining societies are reflected in the inability to correctly manage finances to keep infrastructure intact. It was true in Rome. It was true in Sumeria. It's true in America.
Seriously, doesn't the photo at this article instantly remind you of that scene in IDIOCRACY where Luke Wilson looks out the window and sees an automobile just driving off the end of a broken freeway ramp? What's next, buildings tied together with string to hold them up another day?