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State of Oklahoma ranks in Top 10 for highway bridge conditions

By Eric Long / Economy / September 4, 2020

  • Oklahoma ranked as the ninth-best state for highway bridge conditions.
  • In 2004, Oklahoma was ranked 49th in the nation for highway bridge conditions. Nearly 1,200 of our 6,800 bridges were considered structurally deficient.
  • In the most recent report, produced by the Federal Highway Administration, only 86 bridges are now considered structurally deficient.
  • Oklahoma’s highway system is valued at $60 billion, making it Oklahoma’s No. 1 physical asset.

Top 10 States with the Best Highway Bridge Conditions

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division at www.greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – 297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com.

This article originally appeared in the September 2020 edition of The Point.

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