Before the Minneapolis bridge collapse, Penndot had a long list of bridges that it had been keeping tabs on. And crews on Monday were rechecking the I-95 bridge over Castor Avenue. Penndot’s assistant district executive for design, Chuck Davies — also a former area bridge engineer — says they check bridges like this every two years:
“We have bridges that do have certain vulnerabilities from that era.”
While the bridge over Castor Avenue was not listed as “structurally deficient,” it is programmed for replacement. But that won’t start until around 2011.”It’s not exactly like the one in Minneapolis but it has similarities, and we’re going to be prudent and inspect it anyway.”
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