Report: 12% of MN Bridges Substandard
Nearly three years after the Minneapolis bridge collapse, a new report finds 12 percent of the state’s bridges are “structurally deficient” or substandard. The Federal Highway Administration says 25 percent of bridges across the country are in the same category.
Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says states aren’t dedicating enough money to addressing bridge problems. He says states have the authority to transfer up to 50 percent of their bridge funds to other purposes, which some states have done.