Just How Bad Are Oklahoma Bridges?

Monday, May 26th 2008, 7:11 am
By: News On 6

A new report shows nearly one fourth of the bridges in Oklahoma need to be replaced or overhauled.

The problem is hundreds of those projects don't have funding. State officials say that's why Oklahoma leads the nation in bridges that are structurally deficient.

Sixteen-hundred bridges need to be repaired or replaced. But more than 600 of them have been left off an 8-year construction plan, because there just isn't any money to fix them.

The report comes on the 6th anniversary of the I-40 bridge collapse near Webbers Falls, which killed 14 people.