Kansas' Deficient Bridges Not Slated for Repairs

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Most of the busiest structurally deficient bridges in Kansas aren't scheduled to face major repairs or replacements.

That's an issue as legislators consider starting another comprehensive transportation program. The current one ends next year.

An Associated Press review of repair work on the 20 most-traveled deficient bridges in each state showed that only about one in 10 were fixed.

In Kansas, three of the top 20 were either fixed or close to being fixed. The 17 others had no work beyond routine maintenance slated.

Officials say that's largely because of the funds available for bridge replacements. They also stressed that a deficient bridge is not in danger of collapse.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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