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Thursday on WGEM News: The Worst Bridges in the Tri-States, an In-Depth Report

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The Champ Clarke Bridge in Louisiana, Missouri, is 87 years old, structurally deficient and underwent repairs in October after an August inspection revealed 1,500 rusted rivets needed to be replaced. The Champ Clarke Bridge in Louisiana, Missouri, is 87 years old, structurally deficient and underwent repairs in October after an August inspection revealed 1,500 rusted rivets needed to be replaced.
County engineers consider the Lost Creek Road Bridge among the worst in Lee County. Built in 1925, it has a 15-ton weight limit and is scheduled to be replaced in 2016. County engineers consider the Lost Creek Road Bridge among the worst in Lee County. Built in 1925, it has a 15-ton weight limit and is scheduled to be replaced in 2016.
A snapped brace under the Lost Creek Road Bridge, one of the worst in Lee County, Iowa, according to engineers. A snapped brace under the Lost Creek Road Bridge, one of the worst in Lee County, Iowa, according to engineers.
Exposed rebar under the bridge that spans the North Fabius River on Route 16, in Monticello, MO. Exposed rebar under the bridge that spans the North Fabius River on Route 16, in Monticello, MO.
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Federal data shows Iowa, Missouri and Illinois are among the states with the greatest number of bad bridges. Iowa has more than 5,000 on its list. Missouri has more than 3,000 and Illinois has more than 2,000.

Gene Kennedy digs deeper into funding shortfalls, bridge closures and bridges that are barely hanging on. Find out of if you’re driving over one of the worst bridges in the Tri-States.

That's the focus of a WGEM News In-Depth Report Thursday on WGEM News at Ten: The Worst Bridges in the Tri-States.

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