The ‘U.S. gets a C+’ on the health of our nations bridges
The health of our nation’s bridges is directly tied to the nation’s ability to compete in a global marketplace. Therefore, it is of growing concern that the bridges in our nation’s metropolitan areas, which are an indispensable link for both millions of commuters and freight on a daily basis, are decaying more rapidly than our rural bridges.Approximately 210 million trips are taken daily across deficient bridges in the nation’s 102 largest metropolitan regions.
The percentage of bridges that are either functionally obsolete or structurally deficient has been declining slowly over the last decade as states and cities have increased efforts to prioritize repairs and replacements….(read more)
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