The State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has said that only 2% of inspected bridges are in a good condition, Ukravtodor Head Oleksandr Kubrakov said during the presentation of a concept of the government target economic program to restore bridges on automobile roads of general use and local roads for 2020-2025 held in Kyiv on Friday.
“A total of 35% out of 16,200 bridges and structures were examined. That is, we do not even have information about what condition they are in. We can say that only 2% of the bridges are in good condition,” he said.
Kubrakov said that most bridges were built in 1960-1970s (a total of about 8,700 structures).
In total, according to him, there are 16,155 man-made structures in Ukraine that fall under the terminology “bridges” in the corresponding government target program. Of these, only 35% were examined, namely, 5,631 structures.
Of the inspected bridges, 71% are state-owned and 15% are local. At the same time, only 36% correspond to modern standards in terms of weight and size.
According to Ukravtodor, 2% of the inspected bridges are serviceable, 10.6% are limitedly serviceable, 57.8% are functioning, 26.9% are limited to be used, and 2.7% are non-functioning.