The overall numbers are daunting and have been for years: Pennsylvania has the second highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the country (4,173) and the fifth highest percent of bridges in that category (18.3 percent). In some cases bridge closures in the state affect public safety as is the case in Greenville PA, where bridge closures and blockages could mean death for residents when a bridge decides the town and is the main route for Fire and EMS.
But the state Department of Transportation is making progress — it upgraded 333 bridges last year, 44 more than any other state — and this month Gov. Wolf announced new programs to address even more bad roads and bridges according to the Post Gazette of Pittsburgh
Todays infrastructure announcement by the Trump Administration is expected to help in the future if passed, added money is in need.
Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania has asked Washington DC for help in the way of added funding and recently raised Pennsylvania gas tax to the highest in the nation to raise funds.