Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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Texas

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1995 25,170 1,578 10 7,242 15 1,578 6
1996 25,344 1,561 9 7,427 15 1,561 6
1997 25,266 1,448 8 7,484 15 1,448 6
1998 25,483 1,661 8 7,308 15 1,661 7
1999 25,716 2,245 7 7,524 15 2,245 9
2000 23,672 2,458 7 7,062 15 2,458 10

United States

Year Total # of Bridges 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 413,371 68,055 16 57,273 14 125,328 30
2000 587,458 86,692 15 80,889 14 167,581 29

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.