WASHINGTON - (AP) -- A new report says the Brooklyn Bridge and Washington's Arlington Memorial Bridge are among thousands of spans considered structurally deficient.
Although the numbers of deficient bridges have declined in recent years, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's analysis of transportation department data shows more than 55,000 bridges in the U.S. have been deemed deficient.
ARBTA says deficient bridges are crossed about 185 million times a day. The top 14 most-traveled deficient bridges are located in California.
Bridges labeled structurally deficient aren't necessarily in immediate danger of collapse. The term is applied when spans need rehabilitation or replacement because at least one major component has advanced deterioration or other problems.
Top Most Traveled Structurally Deficient Bridges in District of Columbia
|County||Year Built||Daily Crossings||Type of Bridge4||Location|
|District of Columbia||1964||81,700||Urban Interstate||Anacostia Freeway over Suitland Pkwy S.E.|
|District of Columbia||1932||60,300||Urban local road||Arlington Memorial Bridge|
|District of Columbia||1963||58,000||Urban freeway/expressway||Anacostia Freeway over Nicholson Street|
|District of Columbia||1958||30,100||Urban other principal arterial||16th Street N.W. over Military Rd|
|District of Columbia||1934||13,383||Urban local road||Rock Creek & Potom over NPS Storage Area|
|District of Columbia||1955||5,000||Urban other principal arterial||Ramp from Benning Rd over SB Kenilworth Ave|
|District of Columbia||1963||2,250||Urban freeway/expressway||Ramp 6 over Nicholson Street|
|District of Columbia||1950||2,000||Urban local road||Joyce Road over Luzon Branch|
|District of Columbia||1900||1,000||Urban local road||31st Street N.W. over C&Amp;O Canal|
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