Despite a comparably strong record for maintaining our states bridges and overpasses, Florida still has over 290 “structurally deficient” bridges, including such notables as the 3-95 overpass in Downtown Miami, Alhambra Circle and a Kendall area ramp onto State Road 874 that sees more than 7,500 cars on an average day. Structurally deficient does not mean ‘unsafe’ – bridges deemed so are automatically closed – but it means that time or an injection of funding for maintenance are all that stand in the way of a possible sudden shut down of any one of these roadways.
This information – and a very cool interactive mapping tool that lets you get safety information and history for every bridge within 10 miles of a U.S. address – has been made public by Transportation for America in their new Fix It Campaign. Read my full review of the report on Streetsblog.
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