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New Report Says Some Ventura County Bridges Need Repairs, But Are Safe Overall

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 12:59am

Some recent bridge collapses in the U.S. have made national news, but a new report being presented to Ventura County Supervisors this week says county bridges doing well overall as far as safety is concerned, with a rating of 75 out of 100.  But, officials say some work is needed.

A Caltrans report lists 15 of the 80 bridges in the county which are included in the National Bridge Inspection System as structurally deficient, but county public works officials say that doesn’t mean they are unsafe.  They say there are some structural elements in poor shape, or some roadway surface cracking.

There of the bridges on that list, including the Bridge Road Bridge, the Mupu Road Bridge, and the Wheeler Canyon Road Bridge have federally funded upgrades scheduled.  County officials say they are closely monitoring the other 12, with repairs taking place as needed.

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