State of Our Roads & Bridges

7,692 miles of New York’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from New York City to Taos, New Mexico twice — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average New York motorist $505 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

1,990 bridges in New York 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 15.5 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 64 miles of structurally deficient bridges in New York. 814 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in New York spent $11 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.