Repairs Close Bridge

9 years 3 months 4 weeks ago August 11, 2007 Aug 11, 2007 Saturday, August 11 2007 Saturday, August 11, 2007 1:04:27 PM CDT in News
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WASHINGTON, (AP) - The Missouri River bridge at Washington, Missouri, is closed for repairs. MoDOT said the closure came after a weeklong inspection of the 73-year-old bridge, which is similar in design to the one that collapsed August 1st in Minneapolis. State lawmakers are being called into special session starting August 20th to consider an economic development package and a measure that could help speed up repairs to Missouri's bridges. The bridge measure is intended to fix a glitch that has been delaying state plans to award a single bid to repair and maintain about 800 bridges. The inspection of the Washington bridge revealed the steel support structure was in worse shape than in 2005, when it was last inspected. It's unclear how long the repairs will take.

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