More than 47,000 Structurally Deficient US Bridges

Share This Item Highlighting the importance of maintaining infrastructure in the United States, a report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association identified more than 47,000 bridges across the United States that are deemed structurally deficient. Although “structurally deficient” does not necessarily mean the bridges are at the brink of collapse, it does mean they need renovations or repairs to upgrade them. Bridge collapses are rare, but when they occur, they can have catastrophic consequences. Deficient Bridges Crossed 178 Million Times Daily The Bridge Report highlights data from the 2018 National Bridge Inventory ASCII files, which are released by the Federal Highway Administration and then analyzed by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. According to the report, there are 47,052 structurally deficient bridges in the US—including close to 1,775 interstate highway bridges—and…

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