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AAA Carolinas release their Top 20 worst bridges in North Carolina

An annual topic here on the blog is the 20 Worst Bridges in North Carolina produced by AAA Carolinas. The 2010 list was recently released and the bridge making the most headlines is the I-85 bridge over the Yadkin River that is steadily climbing towards the top of the list.

This year the Yadkin River bridge is ranked as the 6th worst bridge in the state compared to being ranked 8th one year ago.

The complete list of 20 is available here (via WFMY-TV).

The #1 least sufficient bridge in the state remains the I-40/Business 85 bridge over South Buffalo Creek near Greensboro. Most of the bridges on the list were built between 1950 and 1969. The two youngest bridges on the list -- a bridge carrying I-277 over Johnson Street and the SCLRR in Charlotte (#2 on the list) and the bridge that carries US 52 over SR 4315 in Winston-Salem (#14) -- were built in 1971.

The oldest bridge on the list was built in 1943. It carries US 17 Business over the New River in Jacksonville. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced this year.

Additional Stories:
Guilford County Bridge Tops AAA Substandard List ---WFMY-TV
I-85 bridge No. 6 on list of state's worst ---Salisbury Post
85/Yadkin River Bridge dubbed one of the state's worst ---WBTV-TV

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