There are 1,101 bridges in Worchester County, Mass. -- 81 of which are structurally deficient and 379 of which are functionally obsolete, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
And this county isn't alone. Of Harris County, Texas' 4,845 bridges, 1,300 are functionally obsolete; and 629 of Allegheny County, Pa.'s 2,247 bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
To show exactly what kind of shape bridges nationwide are in, the ASCE created a color-coded map of each county and the number of compromised bridges in each county, while another map shares what it would cost each state to repair or replace this infrastructure.
California, for instance, would have to spend nearly $6.85 billion to deal with its crumbling bridge infrastructure; Pennsylvania would have to spend nearly $7.57 billion; and New York would have to spend the most -- $9.375 billion.
The app aims to solve one of the biggest problems in fixing our country’s infrastructure: the lack of knowledge on where problems exist, according to a press release. So now, each state has data across 16 sectors – roads, bridges, parks and ports, to name a few – that highlight which areas of infrastructure to focus on and what initiatives have worked in the past.