Troubled Bridges

Number 16374
Subject Bridges
Source KOMU-TV (Columbia, Mo.)
State MO
Year 1999
Publication Date Nov. 3-4, 1999
Summary KOMU's "computer-assisted investigation revealed that mid-Missouri's bridges are deteriorating and placing drivers into possibly dangerous situations every day... bridges dropping large pieces of concrete into traffic lanes on Interstate 70 ... the state had no plans to fix this problem anytime within the next five years... one in three bridges in mid-Missouri is structurally deficient.... it would take 49 years to fix the problems that current bridges have with current funding even though transportation officials say that an average bridge has a lifespan of 50 years...."
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Keywords VIDEOCLIP TAPE TRANSCRIPT Department of Transportation;National Bridge Inventory;Federal Highway Administration;MODOT
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