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Inspection finds locally maintained bridges to be structurally deficient

September 21st, 2013 9:50 pm by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

Inspection finds locally maintained bridges to be structurally deficient

Nothing lasts forever.

The latest inspection of 289 bridges revealed that 16 locally maintained bridges and three state-maintained bridges in Washington County are “structurally deficient,” according to the Tennessee Inventory and Appraisal Report, an account compiled by the Tennessee Department of Transportation as required by the Federal Highway Administration.

 “We have replaced about 100 bridges in the past 30 years,” said Johnny Deakins, Washington County Highway Department superintendent. “We don’t have any that are critical, but we do have some that are in poor condition.” Take a deep breath. Relax. Exhale.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website. 


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