Bridges Rated Structurally Deficient

Iowa (5,067), Pennsylvania (4,173), Oklahoma (3,234), Missouri (3,086), IL (2,303), Nebraska (2,258), Kansas (2,115), MS (2,008), North Carolina (1,854) and NY (1,834) have the most structurally deficient bridges. "And any one of those three things are given a rating, and if the ratings get to a certain level on one of those three the bridge is considered structurally deficient", Iowa DOT Bridge Maintenance and Inspection Engineer Scott Neubauer said.

The average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 67 years, and the pace of repairs for these bridges has grown sluggish, ARTBA reports.

The Sarasota County bridge in question, according to the ARTBA study, has 24,750 daily crossings and is classified by ARTBA as a rural interstate bridge, of which there are 577 in Florida.

OH ranks 12th highest in the nation for the highest number of structurally deficient bridges.

In total, more than 54,000 bridges in the United States are rated "structurally deficient" - bridges that Americans cross 174 million times a day.

29 revealing deficiencies in a significant portion of the bridges that link the highway system.

The SDDOT has a Bridge Improvement Grant program was started back in 2015 with Senate Bill 1: revise certain taxes and fees to fund improvements to public roads and bridges in South Dakota, to increase the maximum speed limit on interstate highways, and to declare an emergency.

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At current pace of fix or replacement, it would take 37 years to remedy all of them, says Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist for ARTBA, who conducted the analysis. President Donald Trump is supposed to discuss his long-awaited infrastructure package at the State of the Union address January 30.

Neubauer said it's important to make the repairs now so roads and bridges are better for the future.

Bridge investment has been a large focus of the state, accounting for about two-thirds of all highway and bridge contracts over the past five years.

Black identified traffic bottlenecks, which cost the trucking industry $60 billion a year in lost time and fuel, as another infrastructure issue that needs to be addressed.

The report was part of a larger effort by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association looking at bridge infrastructure across the country.

A newly released study is once again pointing to the need to revamp the nation's infrastructure.

"It also highlights the importance of streamlining the permitting process, so that the projects that are funded can move forward without undue delay", the administration told NBC News in a release. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, ranks second worst in the nation for the highest number of deficient bridges.

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