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We Cross Bridges Needing Repair 260M Times a Day

Posted Wednesday, June 19th 2013 @ 3pm  by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – If this story didn't already cause you to develop a mild case of gephyrophobia, then this one may do the trick: Some 11% of America's bridges are structurally deficient and in need of repair, according to a new report from Transportation for America. It's a stat made more serious when you consider this next one: 260 million trips are made across the 66,405 problematic bridges each day. As USA Todayexplains, these bridges aren't necessarily dangerous, they just need a lot of work, which has been priced at $76 billion by the Federal Highway Administration.

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