THIRD WORST: Iowa’s Bridges Deficient

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According to a new report, Iowa ranks as having some of the worst bridges in the nation.

According to Transportation for America, the state ranks third in the US for bridge deficiency. The group says 21-percent of the state’s 24,465 bridges are deficient.

Iowa follows Pennsylvania in first and second place Oklahoma.

Senator Charles Grassley says all levels of government can help make our bridges better, “Highways tend to be dealt with three levels of government – state, federal, and local. And all of us can participate in making these bridges as safe as we can.”

Senator Grassley says he hopes to address Iowa’s bridges before the highway transportation bill expires in September 2014.