Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

Figure 1-3: Highway Bridge Condition

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Washington

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 7,979 550 7 1,682 21 2,232 28
1997 7,940 577 7 1,594 20 2,171 27
1998 7,995 555 7 1,579 20 2,134 27
1999 8,406 597 7 1,681 20 2,278 27
2000 7,918 594 8 1,530 19 2,124 27
2001 7,939 551 7 1,591 20 2,142 27

United States

Year Total # of Bridges Structurally deficient Functionally obsolete Total of Both
# % # % # %
1996 582,043 101,544 17 81,217 14 18,276 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.