Special Report

States That Are Falling Apart

Source: TheCrimsonRibbon / iStock

20. Michigan
> Roads in poor condition: 7.6% (14th highest)
> Deficient bridges: 10.5% (16th highest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 16.9% (22nd lowest)
> State highway spending per driver: $172 (the lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

19. Washington
> Roads in poor condition: 10.5% (9th highest)
> Deficient bridges: 4.8% (9th lowest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 31.0% (11th highest)
> State highway spending per driver: $385 (13th lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

18. New Mexico
> Roads in poor condition: 3.7% (16th lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 6.3% (20th lowest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 52.0% (7th highest)
> State highway spending per driver: $662 (14th highest)

Source: Marcy Reiford / Flickr

17. Oklahoma
> Roads in poor condition: 7.1% (16th highest)
> Deficient bridges: 14.0% (9th highest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 8.8% (13th lowest)
> State highway spending per driver: $689 (11th highest)

Source: Thinkstock

16. South Dakota
> Roads in poor condition: 4.8% (24th lowest)
> Deficient bridges: 18.6% (4th highest)
> Dams at high hazard risk: 1.2% (the lowest)
> State highway spending per driver: $878 (7th highest)

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.