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Lack of funding, territorial disputes allowing for crumbling railroad bridges in Colorado

The York Street railroad bridge in Colorado is one of many with serious structural damage. KDVR - Denver reviewed safety inspections for more than 150 railroad bridges and then visited dozens of the most damaged ones.

About one-quarter of those which crossed a city or county road either flunked their latest safety inspection or were deteriorating toward a state inspectors call “structurally deficient.”

The station created a list and map of the 25 worst railroad bridges in Colorado based on poor structural scores, number of years inspectors have labeled the bridge deficient, lack of repairs and additional inspection notes such as the words “fracture critical.”

View the report here.

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