U.S. Department of Transportation
A new report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association found that more than 63,000 bridges around the country — about 10% — are “structurally deficient.”
The report’s ranking of states with the most deficient spans had Pennsylvania topping the list with 5,218 bridges, or 23%. Florida, Nevada and Texas ranked at the bottom with 2% of their bridges rated as deficient. Bridges deemed structurally deficient require significant maintenance.
ARTBA emphasized its report highlights the need to repair critical infrastructure, even as the federal Highway Trust Fund is about to run out of money later this summer.
The fund provides states with money for infrastructure projects, and the U.S. Department of Transportation has warned it could start slowing down payments to states as the account dwindles.