Study: 308 Connecticut bridges structurally deficient
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A report from a nonprofit transportation research group says 308 bridges on Connecticut roadways are deteriorating and structurally deficient.
The group TRIP, which used data from the state Department of Transportation, says it found about 8 percent of the 4,254 bridges maintained by state and local officials have significant deterioration and should be repaired or replaced.
The group says those bridges are crossed daily by 4.3 million vehicles.
The study, presented to state lawmakers Thursday, also found that 59 percent of the state’s bridges are 50 years or older, the fourth highest rate in the nation.
It says the average age of all Connecticut’s bridges is 53 years and the average age of the state’s structurally deficient bridges is 69 years.