Several bridges in Georgia are in bad shape. We have close to 15,000 of them in our state of which 2.5%, 374 of them, are considered structurally deficient. And more than 5,300 bridges are in fair condition, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
As part of the infrastructure bill approved by Congress in the fall, Georgia will get $225 million over five years to repair the bridges.
The most heavily traveled bridge that is structurally deficient was built in 1961 on I-75 and crosses Swamp Creek in Whitfield County. More than 66,000 motorists cross this bridge every day.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100