Tag: National Bridge Inventory

Bridging Kentucky Program: An Asset Management Based Programmatic Solution to a Statewide Challenge

By Tony Hunley, PE, SE, PhD The Bridging Kentucky Program is reaping major rewards in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) initiative to improve the safety...

ARTBA: More than 54,000 American bridges structurally deficient

The nearly 48,000-mile Interstate Highway System carries 75 percent of the nation’s heavy truck traffic, but a new report finds there is the equivalent of one “structurally deficient”-rated bridge, on average, for every 27 miles of the major highway network.

Nearly 56,000 American bridges on structurally deficient list

An analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recently released 2016 National Bridge Inventory data finds cars, trucks and school buses cross the nation’s 55,710 structurally compromised bridges 185 million times daily.

25 years of U.S. bridge data reveals steady condition improvements, big challenges ahead

Sustained funding and improved practices over the past 25 years have led to a steady improvement of the condition of U.S. bridges. The latest National Bridge Inventory (NBI) data released by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration reveals a remarkable decline of structurally deficient bridges to 55,309 (9 percent of nationwide inventory) in 2016 from 118,757 (21 percent of the inventory) back in 1992.
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