MoDOT expects number of bridges in poor condition to rise - KMOV.com

MoDOT expects number of bridges in poor condition to rise

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(KMOV) -- Officials from the Missouri Department of Transportation are predicting a rise in the number of bridges in poor condition in the coming years.

The state currently has 600 bridges in either poor or critical condition. 

Crews recently shut down lanes of Interstate 70 in central Missouri because of a crack in the steel beam of a bridge.

MoDOT says there is no funding to rebuild or even make extensive repairs to the bridges, and engineers are working on maintenance only.

State legislators are working on plans to raise extra money, including a possible increase in the gasoline tax.

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