County's Aging Bridges at the Breaking Point

Number 21886
Subject Bridges
Source Ventura County Star (California)
State CA
Year 2005
Publication Date Feb. 20
Summary One third of Ventura county's bridges were built before 1965 and 28 of them have been designated as "structurally deficient." But the county is still waiting for the funds to fix or replace them. California's winter floods in 2005 washed away one bridge and left others even more weakened. Dodge examines the Federal Highway Administration's Inventory and discusses funding problems as well as the potentially fatal consequences of continuing neglect.
Category General
Pages 7
Keywords Federal Highway funds;state highway grants;bridge repairs;structural damage;floods;erosion;engineers;transportation;roads
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