State of Our Roads & Bridges

2,598 miles of Ohio’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving from Columbus to Forks, Washington — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Ohio motorist $413 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.

1,893 bridges in Ohio 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 5.6 million times each day.

Placed end-to-end, there are 34 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Ohio. Over 1,200 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Ohio spent $3 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.