Michigan bridges

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A report from the Transportation Asset Management Council says the condition of Michigan's bridges has hit a plateau.  

The coalition of government road agencies says the state's bridges will deteriorate in coming years, while the cost to fix them goes up.

Roger Stafford, TAMC's chairman, says it costs four or five times more to fix a bridge that's in poor condition than maintaining one in good or fair condition.


Michigan spends less money per capita on its roads and bridges than any other state in the nation.

It spends $154 per person annually, according to the 2010 Census.