Thirty-six percent of New York state's 17,365 bridges require "corrective maintenance or rehabilitation;" 12% are structurally deficient; and 25% are functionally obsolete, according to an analysis by Gannett's Albany Bureau. State officials and local highway authorities agree that New York needs a long-term plan to fund maintenance and upgrading of its roads and bridges. "The central theme is that we have immense infrastructure needs and very limited resources to tend to those needs, and that presents some significant challenges," said Tom Nitido, deputy state comptroller.

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