New Report Shows That 14% of Louisiana Bridges are Deficient
A little over one out of every ten bridges in Louisiana is in desperate need of rehabilitation or straight-up replacement.
That number seems startling to me. Think about it. As you drive down to Baton Rouge this weekend for the big game, you will no doubt drive over ten bridges. At least one of them, statistically maybe even two, will be structurally deficient.
That's worrisome to me, especially as someone who already possesses an unnatural fear of bridges in the first place. I can't drive over the Jimmy Davis bridge without feeling at least a little uneasy.
The study, conducted by a transportation research group called TRIP, pointed out some extreme numbers from down south.
Here's what their spokesperson had to say... "In the New Orleans area, one million vehicles a day are crossing over structurally deficient bridges and in the Baton Rouge area, it's over four hundred thousand vehicles a day