America’s Infrastructure: Bridges

Source: Johnny Xu and Jennifer Burnett, Council of State Governments, Capitol Facts & Figures, Transportation, June 2013

From the summary:
America’s deteriorating infrastructure has been an ongoing concern for many years. The May 2013 collapse of a bridge in Washington was the latest event to peak the interests of the public and policymakers about the state, safety and financing of bridges and roads in the U.S.

– While the number of bridges deemed to be deficient has been declining over the past decade, more than 10 percent of the nation’s bridges remain in need of repair or update.
– Deficiency levels on state-owned bridges vary significantly across the country.
See also:
Deficiency Status of Bridges, 2012