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Alabama
Alabama
New Inspections Find No Problems With Ala. Bridges
(2008-09-05)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Three deck truss bridges in Alabama have had another round of inspections because they are similar to the Interstate 35 bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis last summer.

State highway officials say no problems have turned up.

The inspections have already been completed on the Alabama 14 bridge that spans the Tallapoosa River in Tallassee and the Alabama 22 bridge that spans the Coosa River in Chilton County.

Highway officials said Thursday that crews are wrapping up the inspection of the Alabama 43 bridge that crosses the Tennessee River between Florence and Sheffield.

The Federal Highway Administration ordered more inspections after an investigation found some of the gusset plates on the Minneapolis bridge were too small. In Alabama, crews have been inspecting the size and thickness of the gusset plates, which hold the trusses together.

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