Oklahoma moved from No. 9 in the nation to No. 7 among states with the lowest percentages of structurally deficient bridges on the highway system in 2020.
With more than a decade of continuous improvement, Oklahoma only has 67 structurally deficient bridges remaining in its system. The remaining bridges are either under construction or scheduled for replacement or rehabilitation in ODOT’s 8-Year Construction Work Plan.
“The last thing we need is dangerous bridges,” Association of Oklahoma General Contractors Executive Director Bobby Stem said. “We are working to improve the traffic flow to make it safer for drivers and avoid collisions.”