Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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South Carolina

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 9,212 1,056 11 966 10 2,022 22
1997 9,233 1,087 12 927 10 2,014 22
1998 9,263 1,058 11 920 10 1,978 21
1999 9,302 1,075 12 950 10 2,025 22
2000 9,064 1,009 11 869 10 1,878 21
2001 9,064 1,187 13 869 10 2,056 23

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 14 125,328 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.