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More than one-third of U.S. bridges are in disrepair, infrastructure group says

More than one-third of U.S. bridges are in disrepair, infrastructure group says

Fixing the bridges could help the economy recover after coronavirus, the group says.

NBCNews.com
April 14, 2020, 7:55 AM CDT
By Elisha Fieldstadt

Almost 231,000 American bridges — more than a third of the nation's bridges — need repair or should be completely replaced, according to analysis of federal data by an infrastructure investment advocacy group.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association says that of those bridges in disrepair, 81,000 bridges should be replaced and more than 46,000 are "structurally deficient” and in poor condition, according to its analysis of the newly released 2019 National Bridge Inventory database from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

ARTBA estimates that the cost to repair all of the bridges is nearly $164 billion and at the current pace of repair, the construction would take more than half a century... FULL ARTICLE

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