1/31/18 – WISN
Of the 14,253 bridges in Wisconsin, more than 1,000 of them are rated in poor condition.
A new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association shows most of the state’s worst are in southeastern Wisconsin.
The report says the bridge along Interstate 43 over Glendale Avenue, near Solly’s Grille and Sprecher Brewing Co. is the most traveled, structurally deficient bridge in Wisconsin.
Interstate 41 over Mill Road in Milwaukee is fourth on the structurally deficient list.
The term structurally deficient doesn’t necessarily mean the bridge is unsafe, it just means that some part of the bridge is rated in poor condition, whether that’s the deck above or the support system below.
The report shows seven of the state’s top 10 worst bridges are in Milwaukee, Racine or Kenosha counties.
The state estimates it could cost $2.6 billion to fix all of Wisconsin’s bridges.
WISN 12 News contacted the state Department of Transportation for any potential plans to fix these bridges, but did not hear back.