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Nevada bridges are the nation's best

Posted at 10:47 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 22:20:17-04
Good news Nevada -- when it comes to bridges, the Silver State is ranked as the nation's best. Bridges include all the overpasses, like at the Spaghetti Bowl. 
Nevada has gotten top honors two years in a row. The national rankings are compiled by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
There are more than 1,900 public bridges across Nevada. Only 1.8 percent are deemed "structurally deficient", which is well below the 9.6 percent national average. Contrary to popular belief, the term "structurally deficient" does not mean a bridge is about to collapse, it means it needs some type of rehab or repair. 
Nevada Department of Transportation spent $33 million in bridge preservation during the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. They reportedly renovated about 340 bridges that were more than half century old. 
If you have a question about a roadway in Southern Nevada or driving around the valley, email: traffictroubles@ktnv.com