Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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New Mexico

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 3,843 296 8 435 11 731 19
1997 3,857 304 8 403 10 707 18
1998 3,896 312 8 415 11 727 18
1999 3,916 308 8 399 10 707 18
2000 3,694 314 9 359 10 673 18
2001 3,790 348 9 355 9 703 19

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.