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Study Shows Substantial Number of Bridges in Need of Major Repair

Commercial Vehicle ImageA new study of federal data shows as many as 38% of all bridges in the United States are in need of major repair or replacement.

According to a new report by the American Road & Transport Builders Association (ARTBA), as many as 235,000 bridges need to be fixed our outright replaced. Rhode Island leads the way in percentage, with 23.1% of its bridges in need of repair. Iowa had the highest number of deficient bridges with 4,675, good for just over 19% of the state’s total. Of the ten most commonly used bridges named in the study, nine are in California.

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The ARTBA has been conducting the study for five years. They estimate it would cost around $171 billion to repair all the bridges identified as deficient in 2018.

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 1:39 pm

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