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Inspectors find dozens of rail bridges need repair

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July 25, 2015 | MPR News| More than 330 railroad bridges pass over freeways, highways and streets in Minnesota, and last year state and local inspectors determined that one in five of those was structurally deficient.

Inspectors found cracked concrete columns and steel anchor plates; rusting girders and bolts; and holes that let debris fall through bridge decks. Those and other problems led inspectors to declare 71 bridges in “poor” condition, a rating considered the equivalent of structural deficiency. Twelve suffered from what inspectors considered “serious” problems, a more grave rating.

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