OTTUMWA — Think your area has bad bridges? A new report suggests you're exactly right.
Transportation for America has released an evaluation of the nation's bridges and ranks Iowa third worst. The report says 21.2 percent of Iowa bridges, more than 5,000 in all, are deficient.
Nevada came in atop the rankings, with only 2.2 percent of the state's bridges rated deficient.
The report broke out information by county as well. Two area counties landed near the bottom of the rankings: Davis County at No. 2 and Van Buren County at No. 5. More than 44 percent of Davis County bridges were rated deficient and nearly 40 percent of Van Buren County's bridges landed in that category.
Only one county in the area, Mahaska, fell outside the bottom 50 for the state.
Here's the rundown on how area counties fared:
County Percent of bridges deficient State ranking
Davis County 44.2 2
Van Buren County 39.6 5
Monroe County 35.2 10
Jefferson County 33.3 13
Wayne County 32.7 15
Keokuk County 30.4 22
Wapello County 29 24
Appanoose County 28.1 28
Marion County 25.9 34
Mahaska County 21 54
Transportation for America's website has an interactive map where users can enter an address and see the status of all bridges for a 10-mile radius. Click here to go to it.