6/20/2013 10:51 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - A new report said that West Virginia has some of the nation's worst bridges.
The report from Transportation for America rated the Mountain State as having the 14th worst rate of deficient bridges in the country, but that improved since the organization's last report in 2011. Then, it found more than a thousand bridges were structurally deficient in the state. The newest report dropped that number to 952.
The report figures are based on a national database of bridge inspections maintained by the Federal Highway Administration.
In West Virginia, one out of eight bridges is likely deteriorating to some degree and 13.4% are rated "structurally deficient."