Minnesota adds inspectors, discovers bridge deficiencies

06/14/2010 | Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota's Department of Transportation has strengthened its inspection workforce after a 2008 study showed that some 15% of bridges weren't getting inspected within the 24-month federal standard. Now that more inspectors are in the field, the state of Minnesota's infrastructure is becoming increasingly clear -- at least 120 bridges have been found to be deficient and obsolete. Engineer Tom Styrbicki of MDoT suggests that 150 bridges will need to be replaced in the next decade.

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