A new report shows that more than 18,000 of the nation’s busiest bridges clustered in the nation’s metro areas are rated as “structurally deficient.” Overall, there are some 70,000 structurally deficient bridges, but those in the metro areas carry 75 percent of the traffic that must cross a deficient bridge each day, according to the report from Transportation for America.
If a bridge is rated structurally deficient by a federal, state or local agency that means it is in need of substantial repair or replacement. Click here for an AFL-CIO map of the nation’s bridges in need of serious repair. You can find the number of bridges in your state and the depth of your state’s jobs crisis that could be eased by putting people back to work fixing bridges and roads.
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