State of Our Roads & Bridges
3,821 miles of Indiana’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Gary to Reno, Nevada and back — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average Indiana motorist $391 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
1,717 bridges in Indiana 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 5.4 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 31 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Indiana. Over 1,000 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in Indiana spent $3 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.