State of Our Roads & Bridges

5,503 miles of Pennsylvania’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of Philadelphia to Bend, Oregon and back — are in poor condition.

Driving on poor roads costs the average Pennsylvania motorist $424 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
4,783 bridges in Pennsylvania 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 19 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 81 miles of structurally deficient bridges in Pennsylvania. Over 2,000 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.

State and local governments in Pennsylvania spent $5 billion on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.