WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home.
The Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will hold a conference call for the news media on Thursday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern, to discuss the findings in a new analysis of U.S. bridge conditions. ARTBA will announce the list of the top 250 structurally deficient U.S. bridges, state rankings based on the number of deficient bridges and estimates to repair them, and a list of each state's top 10 deficient bridges. The association's chief economist and a top executive from one of the nation's top bridge contractors will also address the negative impacts of the pending federal Highway Trust Fund financial crisis on the future of the highway and bridge investment program.
WHAT: New Report on America's Structurally Deficient Bridges
WHO: Dr. Alison Premo Black, American Road & Transportation Builders Association chief economist
Mr. Mike Cegelis, a senior vice president with Pennsylvania-based American Bridge Company, which builds bridges in the U.S. and overseas.
WHERE: Telephone Conference Call: 1.877.433.9781. ID#: 33868725
To provide us your email address so we can send you the relevant documents Thursday morning shortly before the call, visit: http://www.artba.org/conferencecall/
WHEN: Thursday, April 24: 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time
SOURCE American Road & Transportation Builders Association