(Washington, DC) -- A national group of road builders says one of every eleven Wisconsin bridges are "structurally deficient.
" The American Road and Transportation Builders Association says 12-hundred-32 bridges has at least one key element in poor condition. The group's report says Wisconsin has the 24th highest percentage of deficient bridges. Nearly 800 state bridges are said to be "functionally obsolete," not meeting design standards for current usage. Wisconsin lawmakers are having a hard time coming up with politically acceptable ways to raise highway revenue. Road builders say they'll have to deal with two-billion dollars of needed bridge repairs. The group says Wisconsin has built almost 14-hundred new bridges in the past decade, with the help two-point-three billion dollars in federal funds to help fix 22-hundred bridges since 2005.