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Figure 1: Percent of Bridges by Highway Type

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Figure 1: Percent of Bridges by Highway Type

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  Number Number of Bridges
% by Total Number
Interstate 27,648 4.7%
Other Arterial 76,456 12.9%
Collector 143,470 24.1%
Local 208,641 35.1%
Total Rural 456,215 76.8%
Interstate 27,929 4.7%
Other Arterial 66,443 11.2%
Collector 15,548 2.6%
Local 27,940 4.7%
Total Urban 137,860 23.2%

NOTE: Percentages include the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2006 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions and Performance, Exhibit 2-16, p. 2-20, available at