Within the State of California, there are 25,000 bridges on the National Bridge Inventory. Roughly half of these bridges are owned and maintained by Caltrans and the remainder are owned and maintained by local agencies. The American Society of Civil Engineers graded the State’s bridges as a C- in their 2019 California Infrastructure Report Card.
For the 1,113 NBI bridges that LA County Public Works inspects Countywide (not including City of L.A.), the estimated cost to replace all bridges classified as in poor condition, widen all bridges classified as structurally obsolete, and to upgrade bridge railings to current standards is $2.2 billion.
Considering the significant need in the LA County region, a Bridge Subcommittee is being established under Infrastructure LA.
The subcommittee can be used as a forum to:
- Discuss challenges in delivering bridge projects
- Share information about funding opportunities
- Strategize on potential strategies to support regional needs, including legislation
- Advocate for our region as a unified voice.
If you are interested in participating in the Bridge subcommittee, please email us at email@example.com and share your name, affiliation, and the subcommittee(s) you are interested in. We look forward to connecting with you!