Bad Bridges In Illinois
Ever drive over a bridge in the area and think it was ready to collapse underneath you? There is a new report that supports your feelings.
According to our news partner WTVO and MyStateline.Com, there is a new report that has found that nearly 73% of Illinois roads are in poor or mediocre condition. It also found that 15.9% of bridges are “structurally deficient.” That is costing every driver about $282 tax dollars per year in repair costs.
There are so many bridges that are deficient across the state, so there's a big waiting list for using tax payer monies every year.
State senator Steve Stadelman says a federal transportation bill, stalled in congress, is stopping the state from getting the money needed for bridge repairs.
Till repairs are made on a bridge you cross, just hold your breath and keep your fingers crossed.