There are 8,682 bridges across the state of Colorado and 497 of them have been deemed structurally deficient, according to a American Road & Transportation Builders Association's analysis.
ARTBA singled out the 60-year-old Yankee Doodle Bridge on Interstate 95 in Norwalk as the bridge with structural deficiencies that carries the most traffic daily, ranking 86th nationally with 146,000 crossings daily.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association published an interactive map showing the states with the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges.
Cars, trucks and school buses drove across structurally compromised bridges about 185 million times per day past year, according to the report.
Pennsylvania has identified about 12,000 bridges that need repairs, which will cost an estimated $12 million, according to the report. "It is outdated, overused, underfunded and in desperate need of modernization", said Alison Premo Black, ARTBA's chief economist. And while the nation's inventory of structurally deficient bridges has declined 0.5% since 2015, it would take more than two decades to replace or fix all of them if the current pace holds. Other heavily trafficked I-95 bridges in southwestern CT in the report include spans at the Saugatuck River in Westport and the Byram River in Greenwich.
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"America's highway network is woefully underperforming".
While these bridges may not be imminently unsafe, they are in need of attention.
Louisiana's top structurally deficient bridges are in Caddo, Jefferson, Calcasieu, Orleans, Bossier, Ouachita and St. Mary parishes. The ones with the lowest are Washington D.C., Nevada, Delaware, Hawaii and Utah. "Over the last 10 years, 1,173 new bridges have been constructed in the state; 62 have undergone major reconstruction".
The five states with the most deficient bridges are Iowa with 4,968, Pennsylvania with 4,506, Oklahoma with 3,460, Missouri with 3,195 and Nebraska with 2,361.