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Bulletins, News, and Press: MITA In the News

A Collection of Michigan Bridge Articles

Monday, November 22, 2010   (0 Comments)
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The News-Herald: Local bridges get poor rating

Throughout Michigan, bridges are crumbling or outdated. And, some of the worst are Downriver.

According to a study by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, 28 percent of bridges are "structurally deficient or functionally obsolete," which is 3,044 of the state's 10,831 bridges.

In Wayne County, 56 percent of bridges - 574 of 1026 - are considered poor, the study said.

Royal Oak Tribune: Many Oakland County bridges need repair

Two out of every five bridges in Oakland County - or 165 of 446 - are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, according to a statewide analysis released by the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association.

WDIV Detroit: Oakland County to Cut Snow Plow Drivers

The Road Commission for Oakland County will have fewer employees available this winter to operate and maintain the snow plow vehicles and salt trucks due to ongoing budget cuts, the commission said Thursday in a news release.

"This winter, we will have about 50 fewer employees to drive snow plows and salt trucks," said Richard Skarritt, road commission chairman. "That is about one-third fewer drivers this year than we had in 2007."

WDIV Detroit: Michigan Bridges Are Crumbling

DETROIT -- A statewide study by the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association reveals that 28 percent of the state's bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

Livingston County Press: One-third of bridges poor, report says

An advocacy group for Michigan road workers claims Livingston County ranks 14th-highest among Michigan's 83 counties in local bridges in need of redesign or repair.

The bridge report was compiled by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, which represents highway construction companies and suppliers.

WWJ Newsradio: Bad Bridges in MI

A new study by a road builders group claims that more than 3,000 of the state's bridges get poor safety ratings.

WTVB: Some Bridges in Branch County are Deficient

About 30% of the 84 bridges in Branch County have received bad ratings in a statewide report released Wednesday. Of Michigan's nearly 11-thousand bridges, around three thousand or 28 percent are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, according to a statewide analysis released by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

Local Overpasses Make MDOT's Bad Bridge List

They're cracked, crumbling and rusting -- and you could be driving over them every day.

Kalamazoo Gazette: One third of Kalamazoo County bridges need repairs, report says


More than one-third of all bridges in Kalamazoo County are in poor condition and in need of repair, according to a report by the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association.

The report said 50 of the 148 bridges in the county "are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete," according to a news release Friday from MITA, which represents construction companies and suppliers.

Lansing State Journal: Turn Attention to Bridges

To the long list of problems that Michigan needs to fix, add an even longer list of bad bridges. The Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association this week released new data showing that 28 percent of state and local bridges in the state are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. That's more than 3,000 of the nearly 11,000 bridges maintained by the state or local governments. An example closer to home: In Ingham County, 44 of 95 locally maintained bridges are in poor condition.

WKZO/WTVB Midwest Radio: The State's Bridges in Disrepair

Michigan's roads and bridges are falling apart, so says the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association. The group's Mike Nystrom says when you see plywood under a bridge, that's not a repair--it's there to prevent concrete from falling on cars.

ABC 12: Some local bridges among worst in the state

Nearly a third of all Michigan bridges are structurally deficient, according to a new report by a construction trade group.

That means the bridges are safe to drive on, but have some serious problems.

Detroit Free Press, WDIV TV-4, WILX TV 10: Michigan Report - Metro Detroit bridges in poor shape


Michigan's bridges continue to deteriorate, with nearly 45% in metro Detroit outdated or in poor shape, according to a report Wednesday by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association.

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