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Here are Mississippi’s busiest structurally deficient bridges

More than 2,000 bridges in Mississippi are classified as structurally deficient by the Federal Highway Administration, placing the state among the top ten in the nation with the highest number bridges in need of repair.

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) used FHWA data released in 2018 to compile a state-by-state infrastructure analysis, including the most traveled bridges in each state deemed structurally deficient.

Bridges are rated on a zero-to-nine scale (nine being excellent condition). A bridge is deemed “structurally deficient” when a key structural element receives a rating of four or below (poor or worse condition).

The rating doesn’t necessarily mean the structure is unsafe. It does indicate repairs are needed.

Mississippi’s busiest structurally deficient bridges can be found all around the state.

County Year Built Daily Crossings Type of Bridge Location
DeSoto 1959 29,000 Urban Interstate I-55 over Star Landing Road
Warren 1973 27,600 Urban Interstate Vicksburg Bridge
Pearl River 1948 16,000 Urban other principal arterial US 11 over Hobolochitto Creek
Lee 1965 15,000 Urban minor arterial Eason Blvd over Town and Kings Creek
Tate 1959 14,500 Rural Interstate I-55 over Hickahala Creek
Tate 1959 14,500 Rural Interstate I-55 over SR 306
Tate 1959 14,500 Rural Interstate I-55 over Hickahala Creek
Lowndes 1953 14,000 Urban other principal arterial SR 69 over McCary Creek
Hinds 1920 14,000 Urban minor arterial Monument St over Town Creek
Rankin 1938 11,500 Urban other principal arterial US 80 over KCS RR
Harrison 1938 11,500 Urban other principal arterial US 49 over Flat Branch
Pontotoc 1955 11,000 Rural minor arterial SR 15 over Lappatubby Creek
Hinds 1994 11,000 Urban collector M. L. King Jr. Dr. over Tributary Town Cr
Hinds 1966 11,000 Urban minor arterial Mcdowell Rd over Caney Creek
Coahoma 1936 11,000 Urban other principal arterial Second Street over Sunflower River
Marshall 1975 10,500 Rural Interstate I 22 over SR 4/SR 7
Forrest 1950 10,000 Urban minor arterial East Hardy Street over Leaf River
Forrest 1960 9,750 Urban minor arterial Hattiesburg-G-Dale over Bouie River
Hinds 1990 9,700 Urban minor arterial Beasley Road over Branch Hanging Moss Ck
Alcorn 1970 9,500 Rural local road Old 145 Tate St. over Elam Creek
Pontotoc 1952 8,700 Rural major collector West Main Street over Mubby Creek
DeSoto 1935 8,300 Urban other principal arterial US 51 over Stream
Hinds 1966 7,400 Urban collector Robinson Rd over Caney Creek
Hinds 1995 7,200 Urban other principal arterial County Line Rd over Small Stream
Marshall 1958 7,000 Rural major collector SR 309 over Stream

See other highlights from the FHWA’s 2017 inventory, summarized by ARTBA:

Director of Content Development Magnolia State Live
Alex McDaniel is the director of content and audience development for Magnolia State Live. She’s also the editorial director at Oxford Newsmedia, where she oversees The Oxford Eagle, Oxford Magazine and special publications.
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Director of Content Development Magnolia State Live
Alex McDaniel is the director of content and audience development for Magnolia State Live. She’s also the editorial director at Oxford Newsmedia, where she oversees The Oxford Eagle, Oxford Magazine and special publications.

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