The share of bridges categorized as poor in Michigan decreased by 0.4 percent between 2016 and 2017. Michigan trails the “Top Ten” average, and has a higher proportion of deficient bridges than all peer states except for Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.
What It Is: Percentage of bridges in deficient condition, by area.
Why It Matters: A strong, reliable transportation system benefits both businesses and individuals. Poor bridge quality imposes many tangible costs and reduces productivity.