Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition:

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition:

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North Carolina

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 16,864 3,196 19 2,811 17 6,007 36
1997 16,977 3,074 18 2,763 16 5,837 34
1998 17,065 2,893 17 2,815 16 5,708 33
1999 17,248 2,778 16 2,891 17 5,669 33
2000 16,822 2,606 15 2,720 16 5,326 32
2001 16,991 2,513 15 2,794 16 5,307 31

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.