- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation says about 32 percent of New Hampshire’s bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete and that over half of its roads are in poor or mediocre condition.

The department put out the figures for states on Thursday as part of a reminder that the Highway Trust Fund is scheduled to expire on July 31, unless Congress authorizes otherwise.

Citing 2013 statistics from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the department said driving on roads in need of repair costs New Hampshire drivers $267 million a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs, or $259 per motorist.

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