A high-stakes bridge game

Released: 
January 26, 2013

67,000 US bridges were “structurally deficient” in 2011. Billions in stimulus money barely made a dent.

More than one in ten of America’s 605,000 bridges were classified as “structurally deficient” in 2011. 67,000 spans were restricted to light vehicles, in need of immediate repair, or outright closed. The federal government put $27.5 billion in stimulus money towards transportation infrastructure upgrades, but wait till you see how far it went… or didn’t.

Click on the infographic to see the full story – and how the Federal Highway Administration estimates the current critical need.

You can check on the state of bridges that you drive by using Transportation for America’s lookup by zipcode or address: http://t4america.org/resources/bridges/