The American Road and Transportation Builders Association recently released their annual State of the Bridges report. The report evaluates the health of bridges across the United States. The U.S. has 616,087 bridges. Out of all bridges, 47,052 are rated structurally deficient and need urgent repairs.
The amount of structurally deficient bridges went down slightly from 2014 to 2018 from almost 53,000 to 47,000. Our current amount of structurally deficient bridges represents just under 7% of all total bridges in the United States.
The report also provides State rankings of structurally deficient bridges, structurally deficient bridges by State and Congressional District Map, and the cost to repair bridges. Finally, the report shows the estimated cost to complete all needed bridge work, which is estimated at 1.71 Trillion in 2018.
The American Road and Transportation Association releases several reports including:
- Most traveled structurally deficient bridges.
- State rankings by # and % of deficient bridges.
- The number of Federal vs. State level funding toward bridges.
- The 2019 U.S. Transportation Construction Forecast report for highway, bridge, airport, runway, transit, freight, rail, and ports.
The data is released as Congress evaluates a Federal infrastructure spending plan.