Pittsburgh bridge collapse shows importance of infrastructure data
On: February 07, 2022 | By:
In the aftermath of the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh on Jan. 28, many regional news outlets nationwide pondered if a similar infrastructure disaster could happen in their areas. Many of those stories had one big thing in common: They cite data from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Bridge Inventory, which includes the number of bridges that are structurally deficient and considered to be in poor condition in each state. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association recently analyzed that data for its 2022 bridge report and noted it would take $260 billion to fix about 224,000 bridges nationwide that need repairs, and 43,578 of them are in poor condition. Those figures might sound staggering, but ARTBA’s report noted the number of structurally deficient bridges in the US has declined steadily each year since 2017.
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