KY Bridge Designs To Be Reviewed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials say they
will review design plans for nine major bridges after federal officials faulted construction in the collapse of a Minnesota interstate highway span.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Miranda Thacker says after the initial reviews, state engineers will study the designs of 170 additional truss bridges across Kentucky.
The first reviews will be of bridges spanning the Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky rivers.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday plates that connected steel beams on the I-35-W bridge in Minneapolis were too small and were the critical factor in its collapse in August.
The failure killed 13 people.

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