LICA Comments on Structural Bridge Deficiencies

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Report Estimates that $5.4 Billion is Needed to Repair All Bridges in Four Long Island Congressional Districts

New York State Must Dedicate Resources to Fix Long Island’s Deficient Infrastructure

Number Down From 10 After LICA Contractors Completed Necessary Repairs


Long Island, NY – The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) released a comprehensive report which detailed all of the structurally deficient bridges across Long Island’s four congressional districts that span Nassau and Suffolk. Structurally deficient is defined as: a key element of the bridge is in poor or worse conditions.

Across Nassau and Suffolk Counties there are six unique bridges that are marked as structurally deficient, meaning they require immediate attention or upgrades. This number is down from 10 after LICA contractors completed work on four previously structurally deficient bridges. Overall, New York ranked 13th in the nation in percentage of structurally deficient bridges.

“Every day Long Islanders – children, families, elderly – safety is being put at risk when crossing over countless structurally deficient bridges. The bottom line is this; we need resources to fix and upgrade our infrastructure. We simply cannot afford to let this issue continue to spiral out of control,” said Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association. “Now is the time to dedicate funds to ensure that all New Yorkers are traveling safely and securely. In New York, we are known for the greatest buildings and developments the world has ever seen, the same should be said for our roads and bridges.”

The structurally deficient bridges in the report across Suffolk and Nassau include:

  • Floyd Pkwy Ext over Narrow Bay
  • Horse Block Rd over Long Island Ave, Lirr Ma
  • Bayview Avenue over Lirr Pt Wash Br
  • Pearl Street over Mill River
  • Barstow Rd over Lirr Pt Wash Br
  • Seawane Drive over Auerbach Channel

Overall, the report lists 2,557 bridges that are in need of some type of repair across Nassau and Suffolk counties, with over 77,668 daily crossings among those labeled as structurally deficient.

You can read the full reports for each congressional district in Long Island here, here, here and here.



LICA: As the voice of Long Island's Highway and Infrastructure Professionals, LICA represents Long Island's premier heavy construction general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry supporters. Focused primarily in the infrastructure construction industry, such as highways, bridges, sewers, parks, other public works and private site development, LICA's member companies play a significant role in sustaining the region's quality of life and economic engine that is Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

ARTBA: The Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is a non-partisan federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel.

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