After years of ranking at the bottom of the barrel for deficient bridges, Oklahoma recently ranked 9th nationally for the quality of its bridges. Only 86 of the state’s 6,800 bridges are now considered structurally deficient. This ranking is proved by recent data released by the Federal Highway Administration.
There’s no doubt the additional focus of elected leaders on the bridge issue brought about quality improvements for Oklahoma’s bridges. Increased funding is certainly an important part of the improvements.
But, that’s not the entire story. Improvements are also due to the expertise, commitment and ingenuity of Oklahoma’s concrete industry. That’s you, ORMCA members!