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February 29, 2016
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2,000 Bridge Fixes Later, Pennsylvania Still Second Worst in Country

Pennsylvania has fixed about 2,000 bridges that were once considered structurally deficient, but the state’s crumbling spans are in worse shape than those in almost all other states.

Pennsylvania is second worst both in number of structurally deficient bridges, and in the percentage of bridges in need of repairs, according to an analysis recently released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

A little more than 1-in-5 of Pennsylvania’s 23,000 bridges are considered structurally deficient.

Only Iowa has more structurally deficient bridges and only Rhode Island has a larger percentage of its bridge network in need of work.

Pennsylvania has long ranked among the worst states in the country for the state of its bridges. Pennsylvania had the most bridges in need of repair every year since 2008, Federal Highway Administration data shows. That was the year the bridge crisis peaked in Pennsylvania with 6,035 structurally deficient spans in the state.

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2,000 Bridge Fixes Later, Pennsylvania Still Second Worst in Country
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