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Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
2002 Conditions and Performance Report

Exhibit 3-33:

Local Bridge Deficiencies, 1994-2000

Exhibit 3-33

Exhibit 3-33 includes two charts that show the percentage of deficient local bridges in rural and urban areas. The vertical axis on the chart on the left, for deficient rural local bridges, measures percentages of deficient rural local bridges from 0 to 45 in increments of 5 percent. The horizontal axis measures the years 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. Functionally obsolete rural local bridges stayed at about 6 to 7 percent over the time period. Structurally deficient rural local bridges declined steadily from 34 percent in 1994 to about 24 percent in 2000. And the total percentage of deficient rural local bridges declined steadily from about 41 percent in 1994 to 35 percent in 2000. The vertical axis on the chart on the right, for deficient urban local bridges, also measures percentages of urban bridges from 0 to 45 in increments of 5 percent, and the horizontal axis also measures the years 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000. Functionally obsolete urban local bridges stayed at about 18 to 19 percent over the time period. Structurally deficient urban local bridges declined steadily from about 16 percent in 1994 to 13 percent in 2000. And the total percentage of deficient urban local bridges declined steadily from about 35 percent in 1994 to 32 percent in 2000.

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