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Some of D.C.'s most famous bridges have been deemed structurally deficient by a new report.
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Some of D.C.'s most famous bridges have been deemed structurally deficient by a new report.

In its report on the state of the country's bridges, the group Transportation for America says more than one of every eight bridges in the District is structurally deficient, higher than the national average.

When a bridge is structurally deficient, that doesn't necessarily mean it's unsafe, but the group says that does mean it needs significant maintenance.

It gave the structurally deficient label to some of the city's most iconic bridges, including the Memorial Bridge and the Key Bridge.

The group also says the University Boulevard Bridge over the Beltway in Maryland is deficient, and so is the Washington Boulevard Bridge over Columbia Pike in Northern Virginia.

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