Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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New Hampshire

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1995 2,422 441 18 442 18 883 36
1996 2,413 418 17 455 19 873 36
1997 2,417 313 13 586 24 899 37
1998 2,419 420 17 428 18 848 35
1999 2,429 394 16 426 18 820 34
2000 2,348 389 17 410 17 848 36
2001 2,354 387 16 415 18 802 34

United States

Year Total # of Brigdges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1995 577,919 103,636 18 80,217 14 183,853 32
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 14 125,328 30
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.