Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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Massachusetts

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete
# % # %
1996 5,660 830 15 2,373 42
1997 5,680 817 14 2,041 36
1998 5,638 785 14 2,079 37
1999 5,644 792 14 2,084 37
2000 4,952 705 14 1,774 36
2001 4,986 696 14 1,792 36

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.