Analysis: Disparity Exists in Condition of Local vs. State Bridges

Exerpt from an article by Governing the States and Localities Magazine:

“If policymakers want to prop up aging bridges most in need of repairs, they’ll need to target more fixes for those owned by local governments.

A Governing review of Federal Highway Administration inspection data found a stark disparity in the condition of local bridges compared to those owned by states. According to federal data, bridges under local jurisdiction are more than twice as likely to be considered structurally deficient, suffering from deterioration to the bridge deck, substructure or other major component.”

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