Pa. leads country in bad bridges, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 30, 2011

"More than 25 percent of bridges in Pennsylvania are structurally deficient, giving the state both the highest percentage and greatest number of deficient bridges in the U.S., according to a new report.

"The Fix We're In For: The State of Our Nation's Bridges" was released today by Transportation for America, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of groups seeking reform of national transportation policy.

According to the report, 5,906 of Pennsylvania's 22,271 bridges (26.5 percent) are structurally deficient, meaning at least one of three components -- the superstructure, substructure or deck -- was rated "poor" by inspectors. The next-closest state was Oklahoma at 22 percent." For the complete Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article please click here.

The report, "The Fix We're In For: The State of Our Nation's Bridges", can be found here