Updated info on bridges

The Michigan Department of Transportation announced it has updated information on its website regarding the safety of 4,422 state highway bridges.

State bridge information can be downloaded by route number and/or county, and are current as of Aug. 30.

Only highway bridges greater than 20 feet in length are included; ratings for pedestrian, railroad and locally owned bridges are not included.

National Bridge Inspection Standards require MDOT to inspect bridges every two years.

Of the 4,422 bridges included in the Aug. 30 report, 269 are classified with the engineering term of structurally deficient, meaning they may require rehabilitation or replacement at some time in the future.

The website can be found at: michigan.gov/highwaybridgereport.

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