Report: The State of Our Nation’s Bridges 2013

Today, almost 50% of bridges 65 years or older are structurally deficient

Eleven percent of all U.S. highway bridges are structurally deficient - bridges requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement. And though there are far fewer today than 20 years ago, our progress on repairing them has slowed to a trickle - nearly three times slower in the last four years than 20 years ago.

If all 66,503 structurally deficient U.S. bridges were placed end to end, you could drive from Washington, D.C. to Denver, Colo., entirely on deficient bridges. At 55 mph, you’d be taking your chances for over 28 hours on one, long, bad American bridge.

Read the full report here.