The ARTBA’s 2017 bridge report highlights the American bridges that are in the worst shape and provides a map that shows which states are home to the highest concentration of structurally deficient bridges.
In Georgia, the report shows that between 5 and 8.9 percent of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient. In states like Oklahoma, South Carolina, and North Carolina, nearly 10 percent or more of the bridges are in serious disrepair.
The report also states that there are 185 million bridge crossing every day on the 56,000 structurally deficient bridges identified in the report, with nearly 2,000 of the bridges located within the interstate highway system.
According to the report, the average age of the problem bridges is 67 years old, and over 40 percent of all bridges in the U.S. are at least 40 years old and have never undergone any major reconstruction work.