22 Bridges In The Hudson Valley Are Structurally Deficient
A new report has been released that names all the structurally deficient bridges across the country.
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association released their annual bridge report recently. Over 47,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient. There are 616,087 bridges in the United States, making that about 7% of our bridges structurally deficient. It's reported that at the current pace, it would take 80 years to repair and/or replace all the bridges in poor condition.
Breaking it down further into New York, we were ranked 8th in the country for structurally deficient bridges, according to the report. There are 17,521 bridges in New York, 1,757, or 10%, of the bridges are structurally deficient. One of the most notable deficient bridges in New York is the Brooklyn bridge.
Within the Hudson Valley, there were 8 structurally deficient bridges in the 17th Congressional District, which encompasses Westchester and Rockland County. In the 18th Congressional District, which encompasses Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester County, there were 14 deficient bridges. The 18th Congressional District has 1,679 bridges, making up the majority of bridges in New York State.
Don't worry, the Kingston-Rhinecliff, Mid-Hudson, and Newburgh-Beacon bridges weren't named structurally deficient.