50% or lower
|F||50% or lower||Deteriorating|
Of Pennsylvania's more than 22,660 bridges, 23 percent are considered structurally deficient, which is the highest percentage in the nation. Additionally, 19 percent of the state's bridges are functionally obsolete. While the most important concern regarding bridges is the safety of the public, a bridge closure or weight restriction will do more than just create local traffic delays. It can impact both local and regional traffic, and the economy of the region. The Commonwealth's bridges are in dire need of additional long-term funding. In November 2013, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Transportation Funding Bill Act 89, an unprecedented transportation funding package that will bring much needed investment to the Commonwealth's transportation system. Unfortunately, even with the additional funding fully in place, it is estimated that more than 50 percent of the needs for state bridges and more than 60 percent of the funding needs for local bridges will still not be met in 2019.Read the full report (PDF) Read about contributors to this report.