State of Our Roads & Bridges

2,186 miles of Minnesota’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Minneapolis to Atlanta and back — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Minnesota motorist $369 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

810 bridges in Minnesota 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 1.5 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 15 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Minnesota. Over 1,200 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Minnesota spent $2 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.