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State Inspecting High-Risk Bridges

State Inspecting High-Risk Bridges



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Following a fatal bridge collapse in Minneapolis the Utah Department of Transportation has begun inspecting about 200 high-risk spans here.

David Eixenberger is the UDOT operations manager. He says the state typically spends about $900,000 a year inspecting bridges.

Gov. Jon Huntsman ordered spans be reinspected last week after five people were killed and dozens injured when a bridge collapsed in Minnesota.

Eixenberger says his department is doing what they normally would just at a much faster rate.

The first phase scheduled to be completed by September will focus on high-risk bridges such as those along I-80 State Street to Highland Drive, and the bridge at Beck Street in Davis County.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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