There are more than 54,000 bridges in the US in need of repair, says this study

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( CNN) There are more than 54,000 bridges in the United Country that need to be repaired or replaced. That’s good news — relatively speaking — because a year ago, the number was more than 55,000.

Using data from the Federal Highway Administration, the group releases an annual Deficient Bridge Report.

This year’s report, looking at data from 2017, determined:

There are 612,677 bridges in the United State. in the United State. Of them, 54,259 are “structurally insufficient, ” which means they have at least one key structural part in poor condition. ” which means they have at least one key structural component in poor condition. That’s almost 9% of all US bridges, and the figure includes famous ones like the Arlington Memorial Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge. , and the figure includes famous ones like the Arlington Memorial Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge. Americans cross these structurally insufficient bridges 174 million times each day. Iowa Pennsylvania Oklahoma Missouri

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