Pennsylvania has the worst bridges in the nation. Will they be fixed anytime soon? Maybe.
As Scott Detrow reports for WHYY, Gov. Tom Corbett has acknowledged the deficiencies made clear in a recent report, but says the state needs to focus on the budget and look to privatization for other funding.
Pennsylvania came in last in the report, which studied the structural deficiencies of bridges in every state and broke the results down by county. Nearly 6,000 — more than a quarter — of our 22,000 bridges are deficient. None of the Delaware Valley counties fell into the best or worst five, but Philadelphia and Montgomery counties are home to some of the most high-traffic deficient bridges.