Archives: Infrastructure

The State of Ohio’s Roads and Bridges

Ohio residents have struggled through a tough winter and a brutal pothole season. A new study found 40% of Ohio’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition, but fixing them comes at a steep cost. As construction on roads and bridges ramps up, we’ll take a look at what needs fixing and how our state ranks against the nation.

Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?

The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington State shined a spotlight on the country’s aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. We’ll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand.

The Condition of Bridges and Roads/ Leasing the Ohio Turnpike

American highways have been given a grade of “D-” by mechanical engineers. Five percent of bridges have been declared structurally deficient. What is the current state of the U.S.’s road and bridge infrastructure?