Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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Louisiana

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 13,759 2,976 22 2,343 17 5,319 39
1997 13,938 2,843 20 2,347 17 5,190 37
1998 13,934 2,809 20 2,294 16 5,103 37
1999 13,926 2,724 20 2,313 17 5,037 36
2000 13,485 2,542 19 2,164 16 4,706 35
2001 13,426 2,425 18 2,166 16 4,591 34

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.