Study: 1 in 10 Missouri Bridges Can No Longer Carry Intended Load
The American Society of Civil Engineers have just issued a report on the status of Missouri bridges and the grade isn't good. They estimate that nearly 1 out of every 10 Missouri bridges can no longer be expected to carry the originally intended load.
The American Society of Civil Engineers report card for Missouri infrastructure is now viewable online. The overall grade for bridges, airports, dams and other infrastructure elements is a concerning C-. It's the area concerning bridges that includes an estimation that almost 1 in 10 Missouri bridges are no longer sufficient:
Almost 9% of Missouri’s bridges are in poor condition and considered structurally deficient.
It's not just bridges that are a problem though according to the report. Dams in Missouri are also an issue as their report card says "Missouri has 1463 high hazard potential dams."
KMBC 9 shared a video report on the state of Missouri's bridges and their need for repair.
Missouri is not alone in this infrastructure struggle as Illinois was also given a C- by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The overall structure of bridges and roads across America gravitated toward that same C grade.
You can see the American Society of Civil Engineers complete report for Missouri, Illinois and the rest of America on their official report website.