Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient last year and needed repairs, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association reported Thursday.
Bart Jansen, USA Today
NJ is not alone; the nation’s infrastructure is aging and deteriorating faster than we can maintain it, and Federal and state governments around the country are having trouble summoning the political will to pass funding bills that are “steady, stable, and sufficient” (Martin Robins, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center). Without steady, stable, and sufficient funding, progress is made in fits and starts and the number of “shovel ready” jobs in the pipeline decreases. Many projects take multiple years from plan to completion
The good news: NJ is not in the top five list of states with the most structurally deficient bridges
The bad news: There’s a structurally deficient bridge in NJ that carries 194,000 vehicles a day. Can you guess which one it is?