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Ever wonder which US state has the most bridges in desperate need of repair?

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Iowa has the highest number of structurally deficient bridges, with about 20 percent of its bridges — more than 5,000 — classified as such.

According to the National Bridge Inventory database, this means that the bridge “has one or more structural defects that require attention.”

In Nebraska, older spans make up 60 percent of deficient bridges — 1 in 5 bridges were built in the early 1930s.

Delaware, on the other hand, has a more modern collection of bridges, yet 75 percent of the state’s structurally deficient bridges were built within the past 50 years.


Or what the electric grid looks like? How about a pipeline map, or rail travel?

Your answers can be found-- and seen-- here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/maps-of-ame...

The map showing pipelines is an interesting one to look at.
The lines extend north above the US border with Canada, and the city where I live (near) is located about where two of the three yellow lines intersect, and the others go through a small city about 3 hours east of us (but they begin north of Calgary; in Edmonton, Leduc, or way north to Fort McMurray).
The red pipeline into Seattle comes from Alaska, I believe.
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According to the US-DOT the highest % is actually Massachusetts at 52.5% or in terms of pure quantity it's Texas [9,998 of the 52,561 (19%)] followed closely by my lovely home of Pennsylvania [9,561 of the 22,660 (42.2%)].

https://www.transportation.gov/policy-initiatives/grow-ameri...

And we know a thing or two about deficient bridges around here:
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The Bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's transportation system. Without bridges, the Pittsburgh region would be a series of fragmented valleys, hillsides, river plains, and isolated communities.

A 2006 study determined that Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximity to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh is known as "The City of Bridges". The city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are the largest owners of great bridges in the country, in proper proportion to their size, with the possible exception of the City of New York, which is built on an island and surrounded by large bodies of water.

According to a 2011 study by Transportation for America, 1,194 bridges in the Pittsburgh area—or 30.4%—were deficient, the highest proportion in the nation.
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Cool maps - feels like I am playing Sim City - and doing a pretty good job.
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I guess the sunny side is that when the bridges collapse, we'll all be driving less and saving gas.
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What about the bridges of Madison County? Are those in need of repair?
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LOL, my brother spent a summer building bridges in Iowa. Most of them go over six foot ditches.

One issue is that Iowa has the most paved road per capita (so they say). Farmers vote for their state reps on this issue alone.

Now, as the farms coalescence into a few big big superfarms I could see the need for less farmhouses, barns and their connecting roads (and bridges), plowing them over for more crops.
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The U.S. is a mess. FDR helped get a lot of things started. Then Eisenhower made a huge push for Infrastructure Development after seeing Germany's Autobahn. Since then, things have been allowed to go down hill as have a lot of things. Once we go them, we didn't want to maintain - and with a lot of privatization of things, costs have skyrocketed, making it harder to improve.

Gas lines are also in a sad state of affairs. There have been numerous gas explosions because of inadequately maintained gas lines. Companies are often left to inspect things themselves instead of having government inspectors and so things are left to happen. I have a cousin that lives in San Bruno and her street had a massive explosion in 2010, with loss of life: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pge-san-bruno-pipeline...

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