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This bridge carries Main Avenue over the Sheyenne River on Monday, April 28, 2014, in West Fargo, N.D.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

N.D. has high rate of bridge concerns: Deficiency data ranks state as 7th worst rate among states


FARGO – More than 99,000 times a day, vehicles cross one of the 726 bridges in North Dakota that have at least one key structural element that’s in poor condition or worse.

That’s according to a new report from a construction industry group, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, that says 16 percent of North Dakota’s 4,439 bridges are structurally compromised – the seventh-highest percentage among U.S. states.

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