Some 200 Illinois Bridges In Need Of Overhaul
By Jason Keyser
Vehicles drive on the 130th St. bridge over the Little Calumet River in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. The bridge is classified as both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" in the most recent federal data available for bridges in need of repair. From major spans over the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, around 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in especially critical need of replacement or repair because of both an outdated, insufficient design and advanced deterioration. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) – From major spans over the Mississippi River to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration.
That particular combination of red flags has emerged as a vexing problem around the country, as bridges are pushed beyond their expected lifespans and assaulted by ever-increasing traffic loads.
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on Oct 1st, 2013 and filed under News
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