How do you grade Pennsylvania bridges and infrastructure? [photos]

    In Pennsylvania 24.4 percent of bridges are considered structurally deficient, and 19.3 percent have been rated as functionally obsolete. According to Transportation for America, Pennsylvania has the most structurally deficient bridges in the United States.

    The 2013 Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers released information about infrastructure on bridges, roads, railways, water and energy.  Across the United States one in nine bridges were rated structurally deficient and received an overall grade of “C+.” The average age of the 607,380 bridges in the Unites States is 42.

    In Pennsylvania 24.4 percent of bridges are considered structurally deficient, and 19.3 percent have been rated as functionally obsolete. According to Transportation for America, Pennsylvania has the most structurally deficient bridges in the United States.

    The photo essay captures some of the bridges in and around the Philadelphia region. Some show signs of aging and disrepair, but some show signs of improvements and reconstruction.

     

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