FHWA data shows marked improvement in bridge conditions

Sources: Infrastructure Data Solutions, Regina, Saskatchewan; CP staff

Twenty-five years of sustained funding, plus advanced construction and engineering practices, have led to a steady improvement of the condition of U.S. bridges. Infrastructure Data Solutions’ (IDS) analysis of the Federal Highway Administration’s latest National Bridge Inventory data reveals a 12-point decline in the number of bridges deemed structurally deficient over a quarter century.

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Transportation chief floats Congress highway funding reauthorization proposal

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending Congress a transportation bill for consideration as the House and Senate face looming deadlines to avoid the economic uncertainty and job loss that would ensue if the Highway Trust Fund runs out of money this summer.  The GROW AMERICA Act lays the foundation for long-term competitiveness, rebuilding crumbling roads and bridges while providing much-needed certainty for local and state governments and addressing the country’s future needs.

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