Infrastructure Week, Day 1: Bridges

How do we resolve a problem as widespread as deficient bridge infrastructure? Year after year, America’s infrastructure continues to be critically neglected that now, in 2021, we face a multi-billion-dollar backlog for the rehabilitation of bridges, a vital facet of the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

While the number of structurally deficient bridges in the United States is down significantly from years past according to an Infrastructure Report Card provided by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), around 188 million trips are taken every day across deficient bridges. Rehabilitation needs for bridges are backlogged as much as $123B, an investment of over half of the funding allocated. These high repair and rehabilitation costs pose a nationwide challenge to transportation agencies pursuing the construction of reliable infrastructure.

At KC Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. (KC), our structural engineering ingenuity enables us to provide safe and effective bridge infrastructure. KC provides survey services, design assessment, and structural analysis for the replacement and rehabilitation of damaged, deficient, and extremely vital bridge infrastructure in various counties across New York State.