State of Our Roads & Bridges

1,272 miles of Florida’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Miami to New York City — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Florida motorist $181 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

251 bridges in Florida 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 1.4 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 25 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Alabama. Over 1,000 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Florida spent $4 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.