ABC 12 Television: Bridges still safe to drive on, but need repairs
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
ABC 12 Television
Bridges still safe to drive on, but need repairs
A new report shows that state bridges are in bad shape, and the worst are in Saginaw County.
In fact, 49 of the 97 state bridges in Saginaw County are considered structurally deficient. Structurally deficient means those bridges need some repair work.
But it doesn't mean they aren't safe to drive on.
The report detailing problems with our state bridges came out just before the one-year anniversary of the 35-W bridge collapse in Minnesota that killed 13 people last year.
The group that released the report is the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. It represents road and bridge builders.
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