Several years ago, Pennsylvania had the dubious distinction of leading the nation with more than 6,000 structurally deficient bridges. Now, just four years after passage of the transportation funding bill known as Act 89, nearly half of those bridges have been fixed or replaced.

That achievement is one of several cited by Bob Latham, of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, in noting the progress in restoring our bridge and highway system since passage of the funding act. His comments aired on a recent edition of Pennsylvania Newsmakers, hosted by Terry Madonna.