PORTLAND - A startling new report is out concerning the status of Maine's bridges, saying they're actually in some of the worst condition in the country.
The report released from Transportation of America today shows Maine ranks 9th in the U.S. for condition of state bridges. Meaning Mainers are regularly traversing possibly dangerous sections.
14.8% of bridges in the pine tree state were classified as deficient.
But GrowSmart Maine Executive Director, Nancy Smith, says this percentage is normal. What the state does need to do is come up with a plan for the next 10 years.
Representative Mike Michaud is trying to make strides to improve these though, by introducing the "Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act," which will target funding for the necessary repairs.