1 in 5 Georgia bridges poor or mediocre

June 18, 2015 - View from the express lane bridge over the Canton Road Connector (center).   I75 is crossing left to right. Construction work is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project.  BOB ANDRES  / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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June 18, 2015 - View from the express lane bridge over the Canton Road Connector (center). I75 is crossing left to right. Construction work is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
June 18, 2015 - View from the express lane bridge over the Canton Road Connector (center).   I75 is crossing left to right. Construction work is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project.  BOB ANDRES  / BANDRES@AJC.COM

June 18, 2015 – View from the express lane bridge over the Canton Road Connector (center) in Cobb County. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

One in five bridges in Georgia are in poor or mediocre condition, according to a recently updated report by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In addition, about 18 percent of the 14,769 bridges in the state are “structurally deficient” or “functionally obsolete.”
While that may seem a troubling statistic, Georgia actually scores well in comparison to many other states.
In Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Wisconsin, the number of poor or mediocre bridges is 70 percent or higher.

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