Sunday, July 27, 2008

Oklahoma's Bridge Problem: We're No. 2 (Great!) in Deficient Bridges

Oklahoma's bridge problem isn't new, but the problem is now making national news. USA Today reported Friday that the Sooner state is number 2 (out of 50) in deficient bridges.

The state has 5,435 such bridges, 24 percent of its total. Only Pennsylvania has a higher percentage with 26 percent of its bridges rated deficient.

According to the the paper, a deficient bridge is one that needs closer inspection or repair.

The good news: The state legislature has appropriated more money for bridge repair, so the state is trying to fix the problem before its gets worse.

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