America's infrastructure is close to hitting rock bottom. In fact, infrastructure as a whole in the US received an embarrassing D+ on the American Society of Civil Engineers latest Infrastructure Report Card. And when talking specifically about bridges, the grade was a C+. Way to go, Congress.
According to Business Insider, "Every state has at least one structurally deficient bridge, which the US Department of Transportation (DOT) defines as when one or more key bridge components (e.g. the deck, superstructure, or substructure) is in 'poor' condition."
And the Auto Insurance Center says that "tens of thousands of bridges across the country are currently falling apart." Great. So which of these over 10,000 crumbling US bridges are in the worst condition? The Auto Insurance Center put out a list, which includes the worst bridge in every state, including Washington D.C. Here is a sample from the list:
• Arizona I-17 over 19th Avenue in Maricopa County
• California I-110 over Dominguez Channel in Los Angeles
• Colorado I-70 ML over Havana St Railroad in Denver
• Florida Fuller Warren Bridge in Duval County
• New York Route I-278 over Relief in Richmond County
• Washington DC Anacostia Freeway over Suitland Parkway Southeast
For an easy way to read the full list, check it out at Business Insider.
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