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24/7 Wall Street: States with the Most Dangerous Bridges

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Crumbling Infrastructure

Based on information from Transportation for America’s report, “The Fix We’re In For: The State of Our Nation’s Bridges 2013,” 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 states with the highest percentage of bridges that are deemed structurally deficient. Transportation for America labels bridges structurally deficient if they “require significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement.” Most of the information is as of 2013, with the exception of data from Tennessee and New Hampshire, which is from 2012. Transportation for America also provided the data regarding the average age of bridges, traffic over bridges and bridge information by county. Data on current excise taxes by state came from the Tax Foundation, while population density information as of 2011 was from the U.S. Census Bureau.

These are the states with the most dangerous bridges.

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