Structurally Deficient Bridges in the United States, Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, September 5, 2007   [open pdf - 11MB]

From the opening statement of James L. Oberstar: "According to the U.S. Department of Transportation ('DOT'), one of every eight bridges in the nation is structurally deficient. Of the 597,340 bridges in the United States, 154,101 bridges are deficient, including 73,784 structurally deficient bridges and 80,317 functionally obsolete bridges. According to the DOT, more than $65 billion could be invested immediately in cost-beneficial way, by all levels of government, to replace or otherwise address existing bride deficiencies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jason Altmire, Michael A. Arcuri, Keith Ellison, Eliot L. Engel, John J. Hall, Daniel Lipinski, Harry E. Mitchell, James L. Oberstar, Timothy J. Walz, William G. Cox, Donald J. Kaniewski, Janet F. Kavlnoky, Malcolm T. Kerley, Tim Lynch, Robert J. McFarlin, Susan G.Miller, Kathleen Novak, Mary E. Peters, Mark V. Rosenker, R.T. Rybak, Calvin L. Scovel, Kirk Steudle, and George T. Webb.

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Serial No. 110-67
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