State of Our Roads & Bridges

19,988 miles of California’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving four round trips between San Francisco to Canton, Ohio — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average California motorist $703 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

2,009 bridges in California are classified as structurally deficient. This means one or more of the key bridge elements, such as the deck, superstructure or substructure, is considered to be in “poor” or worse condition by government inspectors. These bridges are crossed 34.6 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 94 miles of structurally deficient bridges in California. 342 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in California spent $7 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.