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CNBC's Cohn: Minnesota's Bridges Among the Nation's Best

Minnesota is far from the worst in the nation when it comes to transportation infrastructure.

We found as much when CNBC did its study on "America's Top States for Business" last month.

The state came in #11 overall in the transportation category, and had the third best bridges and 16th best roads in the nation, according to one of the metrics we used.

So how bad is the overall situation? The U.S. Department of Transportation says more than 27% of the nation's bridges are either "structurally deficient" or "functionally obsolete."

America's Top States for Business: Ranking States by Transportation

State
Transportation
Roads
Bridges
Alabama 7 5 31
Alaska 48 42 18
Arizona 6 6 1
Arkansas 44 43 20
California 19 46 34
Colorado 41 41 7
Connecticut 45 45 41
Delaware 39 22 5
Florida 1 3 9
Georgia 3 2 12
Hawaii 50 50 48
Idaho 26 14 11
Illinois 18 37 6
Indiana 9 21 18
Iowa 33 34 30
Kansas 13 7 16
Kentucky 9 15 37
Louisiana 35 39 36
Maine 35 23 42
Maryland 23 27 32
Massachusetts 38 48 49
Michigan 13 37 33
MINNESOTA 11 16 3
Mississippi 32 29 28
Missouri 27 40 39
Montana 33 11 15
Nebraska 24 19 22
Nevada 16 1 2
New Hampshire 40 11 38
New Jersey 30 47 44
New Mexico 27 10 10
New York 8 25 46
North Carolina 21 35 35
North Dakota 27 12 20
Ohio 2 9 24
Oklahoma 35 28 40
Oregon 43 44 23
Pennsylvania 20 36 47
Rhode Island 48 49 50
South Carolina 17 17 19
South Dakota 47 38 26
Tennessee 4 8 17
Texas 5 26 14
Utah 30 24 9
Vermont 46 33 43
Virginia 22 30 26
Washington 13 18 29
West Virginia 41 32 45
Wisconsin 11 20 4
Wyoming 24 4 13
Source for America's Top Roads: Surface Transportation Policy ProjectSource for America's Top Bridges: Morgan Quinto Press, Federal Highway Administration

Here are the numbers for all 50 states:

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