The results of a recent bridge inventory analysis are sobering.
The 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation National Bridge Inventory database found, in part, that cars, trucks and school buses cross Pennsylvania's 5,050 structurally compromised bridges 16.1 million times every day.
The review by Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, should serve as a wake-up call.
Some of the potentially dangerous bridges are located in our area.
In some cases, motorists don't even know when they're passing over a bridge.