NOT IN IMMEDIATE DANGER But more than 55,000 US bridges structurally deficient

Posted on 02/20/2017 | About Brooklyn, New York

It's not panic time, but if you drive around the US as frequently as I do this is not really the news you want to hear. A new report says the Brooklyn Bridge and Washington's Arlington Memorial Bridge are among thousands of spans considered structurally deficient.

Although the numbers of deficient bridges have declined in recent years, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's analysis of transportation department data shows more than 55,000 bridges in the U.S. have been deemed deficient.ARBTA says deficient bridges are crossed about 185 million times a day. The top 14 most-travelled deficient bridges are located in California.Bridges labeled structurally deficient aren't necessarily in immediate danger of collapse. The term is applied when spans need rehabilitation or replacement because at least one major component has advanced deterioration or other problems.