A recent study released by TRIP – a national transportation research organization – ranked the bridges in West Virginia last in the country.

The Hur Herald was required to issue a Freedom of Information Request to obtain a list of deficient bridges for Calhoun and the region, that information appeared to have few details regarding condition.

Those – more than 7,000 – bridges are used for various levels of travel and transportation 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. This means the need for repairs… is inevitable.

“We’ve underinvested in our infrastructure all across this country for decades, and West Virginia is in no worse shape than anyone else. We’re going to have to play some catch up,” says Jimmy Wriston, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT).