The closing of a bridge along Interstate 65 near Lafayette has underscored the need to address Indiana’s burgeoning infrastructure funding crisis.
According to the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, more than 1,900 bridges in Indiana are structurally deficient. In 2014, Hoosiers made more than 6.3 million trips across bridges with a structural element rated in “poor” condition or worse every day. The cost to improve or repair all 1,902 structurally deficient bridges is more than $1.1 billion. Click here to see where deficient bridges are located>>
The bridge over Wildcat Creek is one of 365 the Indiana Department of Transportation acknowledges in poor condition, a number expected to grow to 672 in a decade.
SIGN ON and tell the governor let’s invest in our future and ensure the bridges millions of Hoosiers travel across every day are safe.