This map must be outdated by a few years. There are a few bridges near me that were rebuilt several years ago and are still listed as the old ones (1951, etc.).
One very bad bridge (Sellwood Br.) here in Portland is finally getting rebuilt to the tune of close to $300 million. Here's what was wrong with it:
The bridge has numerous deficiencies, including:
Poor structural condition, with a limited service life
Vehicle weight restrictions, which have forced an average of 1,400 trucks and buses each day to find a different river crossing route
Geologic instability on the west end that has damaged the bridge
Narrow travel lanes with no shoulders or median
Short stopping distances and lines of sight for motorists
One narrow sidewalk insufficient for bicyclists and pedestrians
Poor connections to established trails at each end of the bridge
Tight ramps at west end that cannot easily accommodate large vehicles
High risk of structural failure in an earthquake
A National Bridge Inventory sufficiency rating of 2 out of a possible score of 100 (see next question)
I think the bridge in MN had a rating of 50 a couple years before it collapsed. While the Sellwood Bridge doesn't get nearly as much traffic as the I-35 bridge the rating it has is pretty scary.
ANDInterstate 95 & Somerset St
Last Updated by tadmor on Jul 25
National Bridge ID 6.70095E+14
189,950 cars per day (avg.)
Those are both elevated sections of I-95 a block from each other that are just like the rest of the stretch of 95 that runs over Philly...I don't see why they'd be any different.Somerset St & Lehigh, Somerset St
Last Updated by tadmor on Jul 25
National Bridge ID 670095023413650
189,950 cars per day (avg.)
Philadelphia County, PA
Evergreen Point Floating Bridge - Wa 520
This is a core part of infrastructure in the Seattle area. Designed for 40 years of duty or something like that, which we've hit. But the bridge has also been over capacity for a number of year... aka - we're one bad storm/car crash/drunk idiot in a boat away from it completly collasping.
We have a replacement in the works, but it was nearly killed off multiple times by people who think a 1.5hr 15 miles commute would be fun.
edit; some more local politics - rich people on the lake nearly won a suit to block building the bridge because it'll be like 20ft above the water "blocking" their view.
When my grandparents were forced out of their property for 405 in Bellevue, we lost MILLIONS in potential real estate... yet they moved on without a challenge because the right of way/common good outweighed my need to be a trust fund kid in a Ferrari
Shutup and drive yo cah'!
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2009 Mazdaspeed 3 (KIA 9-19-11)
Airport Rd & Mossy Creek Trib.
National Bridge ID 000000031150040
140 cars per day (avg.)
White County, GA
This bridge is on a one lane gravel road. Its rarely used that 140 figure would be almost for a year rather than a day.
Its actualy very solid and in my opinion shouldnt be on the list.
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In Canada and some parts of the US (from what I've seen) we build roads as a make work project. We want them to last 3-5 years so that in 3-5 years we can do it over again. Other countries like Germany build roads to last so that they don't have to redo the damn thing over and over and over again. Yes, there might be some maintenance and it will initially cost more but long term it's by far a better option.
The map shows 2 bridges there that haven't been touched in years, but weren't part of the reconstruction.
As far as where I live now, there's no tags in my county.
I'm not going to say that there's not a good amount of stupidity going around in the way that projects get constructed in some cases, but I never understand why people think that anybody is building things to intentionally fail in three years or whatever. I see a lot of people saying this is intentional to "justify budgets" or "make more work for themselves." We are SO far behind in this country in maintaining out aging infrastructure and making badly needed extensions, widening, improvements, etc that we have no need whatsoever to make even more work.
Sometimes crappy projects get built, but it's not because anybody in the process wanted that. No, it's just a combination of incompetence and the natural result of a lowest bidder system.
Pulaski Memorial Skyway
National Bridge ID 704150
65,000 cars per day (avg.)
The bridges have been listed on the federal and state registers of historic places since 2005. Since being built they have been little altered; they have not been significantly repaired since 1984. In 2007, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) began a rehabilitation program which it estimates will cost about $1 billion....
I drive on this often, surprises me how it hasnt collapsed yet. Roads are ****ed, pieces of the railings are held on by nets/ropes...
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The current Tappan Zee Bridge must go. Every couple of weeks the NY Thurway department shuts down the bridge at 12AM or so to cut out failing concrete slabs to replace them. The current Governor is making a balls out effort to properly replace it, however lots of residents are raising every possible concern you can imagine.
The only thing I wont like are the tolls when the new bridge is done.
Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel!
Guess which way it went down, though. Of course it was the more expensive way, what did you expect? How are they paying for it? Tolls. They'll start in '17 and continue through 2055 or so.
Edit: To "save costs" they narrowed the east end bridge to 4 lanes (it would've been 6) thereby removing any possibility of it being the primary route for I-64.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
There's a few near me but thankfully none I would drive on on a regular basis. Up by my moms there appears to be alot of country road bridges that are unsafe though. Not surprised by that though.