Are you traveling on one of Ohio's structurally deficient bridges?

Posted at 1:57 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 13:57:26-05

When traveling around the city and even the state, it's difficult to avoid traveling on bridges. While driving on them, have you ever wondered what condition the bridges are in?

Out of the 28,284 bridges in Ohio, 7 percent or 1,942 are structurally deficient, meaning one or more of the bridge's key elements such as the deck, substructure or superstructure is in poor condition, according to a newly-released report from the American Road and Transportation Builder's Association.

Over the last 10 years, 2,441 new bridges have been constructed in the state; 1,173 have undergone major reconstruction, most recently the Inner Belt Bridge.

Of the 25 most traveled structurally deficient bridges in Ohio, seven are in Cuyahoga County, two are in Summit County and one is in Stark County, according to the report. 

View the list of the most traveled structurally deficient bridges in Ohio below: 

However, this list might not be entirely up-to-date. 

An Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson told News 5 that the data the ARTBA used to compile this report is 2015 data, meaning some improvements were not reflected. 

According to ODOT, improvements have already been made on the I-77 bridge over Abandoned Industrial Drive and the bridge is no longer considered structurally deficient. 

Officials from ODOT said work will also be completed this year on the north and southbound lanes of I-271 at Wilson Mills Road.