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Governments battle to maintain bridges

By Ryan McGeeney, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

When Washington County employees began tearing down the Miley Wagon Bridge near Baldwin earlier this year, there was no doubt about how the county was going to stay within its estimated $400,000 budget for the project: in-house manpower and resourceful purchasing.

A quarter of the road bridges in Arkansas are obsolete and, of those, a third are in serious need of repair.

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