Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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New Jersey

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 4,347 789 18 847 19 1,636 38
1997 4,370 699 16 857 20 1,556 36
1998 4,404 652 15 870 20 1,522 34
1999 4,404 594 13 872 20 1,466 33
2000 6,350 965 15 1,402 22 2,367 37
2001 6,366 930 15 1,420 22 2,350 37

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.