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Bridge Conditions

Percentage of Bridges Rated Structurally Deficient (Poor)

What does this mean?

Structurally deficient bridges are safe, however, they have components in poor condition due to deterioration. They require significant maintenance to remain in service and might require limits on vehicle weights. To fully address the issues on a structurally deficient bridge, extensive rehabilitation or replacement is usually required.

Why does this matter?

Bridges are an important part of the state’s transportation infrastructure. Allowing bridges to remain in need of repair can lead to an unplanned closure or other events that could have a major economic impact on the state.

North Carolina Ranking
18 / 51

* Source: US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

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Bridge Conditions

Bridge Conditions