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America's Most Dangerous Bridges

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Millions of people cross these aging, deteriorating bridges every day. Are you one of them?

No. 11 (tie) NY Route 907L (FDR Drive) over 34th Street, New York

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ADT: 132,734

SR: 17%

This concrete-and-steel structure paralleling the East River in Midtown hasn’t been reconstructed since it was built in 1966. As a fracture-critical bridge, its vital features require inspection every 12 months—instead of the more standard two years—and a July 2011 inspection recommended the bridge undergo a deck rehabilitation. The New York City Transportation Coordinating Committee endorsed a proposed $230 million replacement in early 2013, but construction has yet to begin.

America's Most Dangerous Bridges

No. 11 (tie) NY Route 907L (FDR Drive) over 34th Street, New York

ADT: 132,734

SR: 17%

This concrete-and-steel structure paralleling the East River in Midtown hasn’t been reconstructed since it was built in 1966. As a fracture-critical bridge, its vital features require inspection every 12 months—instead of the more standard two years—and a July 2011 inspection recommended the bridge undergo a deck rehabilitation. The New York City Transportation Coordinating Committee endorsed a proposed $230 million replacement in early 2013, but construction has yet to begin.

Patti McConville / Alamy
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