Bad Bridges In North Carolina

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

AAA of the Carolina's has released its study on bridge conditions across the state. And the worst bridge in the east is a familiar one.

The Highway 17 bridge over New River in Onlsow County ranks as the seventh worst in the state.

In 2008 it was ranked fifth.

According to Triple A, the 66 year old bridge is set to be replaced later this year. About 30 percent of the state's bridges are considered substandard, ranking 40th in the nation.

The stimulus package provides the state $735 million for highway and bridge needs, but the state estimates the cost to replace all deficient bridges to be as high as $5 billion.

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