Nearly 25 percent of failing bridges have been repaired in the last decade across the U.S.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association recently provided an analysis of the past 10 years, investigating the number of structurally deficient bridges and the associated investment in bridge construction.

The report shows deficient bridges have decreased in volume by 24.5 percent, and the dollars invested in either new or reconstructed bridges increased by 39 percent overall.

RETTEW has designed and engineered hundreds of bridges in the past decade throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. We’re known for working with local, county, and state clients to find the most cost-effective solution that also offers affordable maintenance and longevity of the finished structure.

The average age of a structurally deficient bridge in the U.S. is 67 years. Pennsylvania was on the list of top ten states with the largest drop in the number of structurally deficient bridges since 2007, with 1,466 fewer than ten years ago.

We’ll continue to work hard designing bridges that will last for decades and make the best use of taxpayer dollars. Not to mention, our bridge designs typically lead to construction finishing ahead of schedule and the least interruption to traffic! Find out more about our bridge expertise here.