Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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Arkansas

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete
# % # %
1996 12,776 1,939 15 1,721 13
1997 12,751 1,770 14 1,717 13
1998 12,869 1,667 13 1,742 14
1999 12,844 1,551 12 2,155 17
2000 12,448 1,482 12 2,017 16
2001 12,434 1,479 12 1,996 16

United States

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete
# % # %
1996 582,043 101,544 17 81,217 14
1997 583,207 98,521 17 77,466 13
1998 583,414 93,119 16 79,567 14
1999 585,542 88,150 15 81,900 14
2000 587,458 86,692 15 80,889 14
2001 590,066 83,630 14 81,469 14

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.