According to a new study conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 1 in 3 of America’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Teddy Roosevelt bridge in D.C., and the San Mateo-Hayward bridge—the longest bridge in California.
ARTBA also estimates the cost of the necessary repairs at $164 billion, and estimates that it would take at least 50 years to carry out all necessary repairs. (45 campaigned on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that includes fixing the nation’s bridges, but, of course, nothing about that has materialized.)
Related: Wondering how many terrible bridges are near you? This Washington Post map allows you to search by county (nb: paywall).