Report says more than 1900 bridges in OH are 'structurally deficient'

Posted February 16, 2017

CT was among the states to reduce the percentage of structurally deficient bridges in 2016, down 5 percent from the year before according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

More than 50 Interstate bridges in CT remain structurally deficient, according to a new study, of almost 340 statewide crossed by vehicles 4.7 million times daily. The following list ranks states by the number of structurally deficient bridges, using the same data. Vehicles cross underperforming USA spans 185 million times a day.

Released today, the report follows a recommendation by a state infrastructure task force that Louisiana should pursue private partners to tackle a $13 billion backlog of road and bridge maintenance improvements and to finance need transportation megaprojects.

"America's highway network is woefully underperforming", said Alison Premo Black, the group's chief economist who conducted the analysis. "It is outdated, overused, underfunded and in desperate need of modernization", Black says.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has lofty goals for not just bridge fix, but roadway updates on major highways, so it's not yet clear in what order the bridge fix will be tackled.

Louisiana's top structurally deficient bridges are in Caddo, Jefferson, Calcasieu, Orleans, Bossier, Ouachita and St. Mary parishes. That number includes an eye-popping 1,790 bridges in North Carolina. The department scores bridges on a nine-point scale, and while the deficient ones might not be imminently unsafe, they are classified in need of attention. The District of Columbia (9), Nevada (31), DE (43), Hawaii (64) and Utah (95) have the least.

The 2017 Bridge report also offers specific information, including rankings of the 250 most heavily travelled structurally deficient bridges in the nation and the 25 most heavily traveled in each state.