Condition Ratings for State and Local Bridges

Bridge condition ratings vary widely not only by state, but also depend in part on which government owns a bridge. A Governing analysis of National Bridge Inventory data found a disparity in conditions, with bridges owned by local governments more than twice as likely to be considered structurally deficient as those on state roads.

Select your state below to view its 2012 bridge data. Please note that only bridges longer than 20 feet are typically inspected.

More recent 2013 data is also available here
 


Bridge Inspections Definitions:
State Bridges: Include state toll roads, state parks and other state agencies 
Local Bridges: Include counties, cities, towns, local parks, other local agencies and local tolls.
Structurally-Deficient Bridges: Bridge had deterioration to one or more major components, but is not unsafe.
Functionally-Obsolete Bridges:Bridge was built using outdated standards, such as older design features.

 

Source: Analysis of data reported to Federal Highway Administration


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