A Bridge Fixer-Upper

9 years 5 months 3 weeks ago August 29, 2007 Aug 29, 2007 Wednesday, August 29 2007 Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:25:00 PM CDT in News
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The project could serve as a national road map for renovating aging infrastructure.

Missouri plans to quadruple the pace of its bridge repairs by awarding a single 30-year contract to fix and maintain 802 of its worst bridges.

The house passed the plan overwhelmingly last week.

The senate is expected to give its final approval this week.

Missouri highway officials had outlined the plan almost a year before a bridge collapse in Minneapolis killed 13 people and raised nationwide concerns about poor bridges.

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