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Resource ID: #15293
Subject: Bridges
Source: WSMV-TV (Nashville, Tenn.)
Date: July 20-23, 1998



Mike Klahr was supposed to inspect the most dangerous bridges in middle Tennessee. But during WSMV-TV's surveillance, this Department of Transportation employee never went near a bridge. Instead, he ran a private painting business on state time, watered his lawn on state time, and often worked as little as one hour a day. One in four bridges is structurally deficient, and 29 bridges are so dangerous that people shouldn't be driving over them - yet they are open to the public.

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