Failing Bridges

States have been struggling with the conundrum of an aging transportation infrastructure, particularly bridges, and shrinking coffers to pay for necessary repairs and replacements. At the high end, more than 27 percent of all the bridges in Pennsylvania were deemed structurally deficient in 2009. Oklahoma came in with the second-highest number of deficient bridges with 22.29 percent and Rhode Island was third with 22.06 percent. Also in 2009, Nevada had the fewest structurally deficient bridges, with 2.52 percent, with Florida at 2.57 percent and Arizona at 2.8 percent rounding out the top three.

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CSG Resources

  1. Rural Transportation Needs
  2. Condition of U.S. Roads & Bridges
  3. New Brief Examines Condition of U.S. Roads and Bridges, Need for Infrastructure Investment
  4. Sean Slone’s Blog, CSG’s senior transportation policy analyst