It’s time to replace more than 76,500 bridges in the USA, according to infrastructure experts.
Analysis of the latest figures from the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) by economists at the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) suggests that 222,000 bridges across the USA need repair, including 76,600 bridges that need replacing.
At state-level, there is cash available for these projects from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s (IIJA) bridge formula funds. States have committed US$3.2 billion to bridge improvements – just one third of the funding available. Eight states have committed more than two thirds of their funding, while 31 states have committed less than a third.
“The good news is that states are beginning to employ these new resources to address long-overdue bridge needs,” ARTBA President and CEO Dave Bauer said. “The better news is that more improvements are on the way.”
View the full report at www.artbabridgereport.org (link opens in new tab).
ARTBA advocates for the transportation construction industry to ensure USA policy and investment meet the nation’s needs for safe and efficient travel.