Report: 17 million cross deficient NYC bridges each day

THE BRONX - More than 17 million drivers cross a deficient bridge while traveling through New York City each day, according to researchers from Transportation for America.

A recent report found that there are more structurally unsafe bridges in the U.S. than there are McDonald's restaurants.

Analysts and drivers worry that with a 33-percent cut in federal bridge and transportation funding being discussed in Congress, the existing infrastructure problem could only get worse.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) argues that all of the city's bridges are either in a state of good repair, are already undergoing rehab projects or have scheduled repair work.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The beginning of spring means the kickoff of 1 Carnivals begin to bloom in the Bronx
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 3 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 4 Bronx Weather Forecast
A Bronx woman is demanding justice for her 5 Police: Duo robbed, beat man on Morris Avenue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE