NEW REPORT EVALUATES ROCHESTER AREA BRIDGE CONDITIONS AND IDENTIFIES LOCAL BRIDGES IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
TRIP SPOKESPERSON AVAILABLE FOR ROCHESTER INTERVIEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
A significant number of bridges statewide and in the Rochester area are rated in poor/structurally deficient or fair condition, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Bridges that are rated poor/structurally deficient have significant deterioration to the major components of the bridge.
The report, Preserving Rochester Bridges: The Condition and Funding Needs of Rochester’s Aging Bridge System, examines local bridge conditions. The report includes lists of bridges in the Rochester area with the lowest average rating for the deck, substructure and superstructure, and of the most heavily traveled poor/structurally deficient bridges in the area. The report will be available on TRIP’s website at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.
A companion statewide report includes bridge conditions and lists of bridges in need of repair or replacement in the Capital Region and the Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica areas.
Rocky Moretti, TRIP’s director of research & policy, will be available for interviews in Rochester on Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to noon, or by arrangement. He can be reached by cell at 202.262.0714 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202-262-0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703-801-9212 (cell)