MoDOT Says Lake Bridge Checks Out Fine

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Wednesday, August 08 2007 Aug 8, 2007 Wednesday, August 08, 2007 2:15:39 AM CDT August 08, 2007 in News
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LAKE OF THE OZARKS (AP) - The Department of Transportation says a bridge at Lake of the Ozarks shows no cause for concern. The department spent two days taking a close look at the Hurricane Deck Bridge to make sure it's safe. The bridge's design is like the one that collapsed in Minnesota. The bridge was built in the 1930s and carries traffic on Route Five at Lake of the Ozarks. Officials used a special truck to get right up next to the bridge's underside. Missouri's state highway system has more than 10,000 bridges, and the one at the lake is the only one labeled a deck arch truss bridge, the kind that collapsed in Minnesota. The state will also inspect 10 other bridges with a similar but slightly different design in coming weeks.

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