Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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Alabama

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of both
# % # % # %
1996 16,067 2,841 18 2,393 15 5,234 33
1997 16,135 2,807 17 2,349 15 5,156 32
1998 16,145 2,804 17 2,371 15 5,175 32
1999 16,174 2,893 18 2,386 15 5,279 33
2000 15,635 2,846 18 2,208 14 5,054 32
2001 15,641 2,677 17 2,245 14 4,922 31

United States

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 582,043 101,544 17 81,217 14 182,761 31
1997 583,207 98,521 17 77,466 13 175,987 30
1998 583,414 93,119 16 79,567 14 172,686 30
1999 585,542 88,150 15 81,900 14 170,050 29
2000 587,458 86,692 15 80,889 14 167,581 29
2001 590,066 83,630 14 81,469 14 165,099 28

SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Bridge Inventory: Deficient Bridges by State and Highway System, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/britab.htm as of Jan. 31, 2002.