State of Our Roads & Bridges
2,536 miles of South Carolina’s major roads — nearly the equivalent of driving Gaffney to Bend, Oregon — are in poor condition.
Driving on poor roads costs the average South Carolina motorist $306 per year in vehicle repairs and wasted fuel.
1,004 bridges in South Carolina 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 3.1 million times each day.
Placed end-to-end, there are 27 miles of structurally deficient bridges in South Carolina. 640 of these bridges have weight restrictions in place.
State and local governments in South Carolina spent $429 million on bridge repair and construction contracts over the past five years.