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WSDOT Study: Spokane County Has 12 'Structurally Deficient' Bridges

Thursday's bridge collapse into the Skagit River has many people wondering how safe the bridges are in Spokane County.

According to a recent Washington State Department of Transportation study, Spokane County has 12 'Structurally Deficient' bridges.

Bridges that fall into this category need some sort of repair, meaning there may be cracked concrete on the road, or the support structures may need to be replaced.

WSDOT officials say the term 'Structurally Deficient' doesn't mean you should avoid those bridges.

If there was any danger of a bridge collapse, WSDOT officials would either block it off, or in lesser cases, restrict the weight load.

If a bridge is in desperate need of repair, engineers will not wait.

Officials with WSDOT say that the 12 bridges in Spokane County on the ‘Structurally Deficient' list are safe.

For a list of bridge rankings across the sate of Washington, CLICK HERE

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