‘Living on borrowed time’: Washington, US bridges need repair, replacement

The state of Washington has around 7,300 bridges. And there certainly have been some disasters over the years.

But University of Washington Civil Engineer John Stanton told KIRO Newsradio the state has a limited number of bridges that could be vulnerable to what happened to the Francis Scott Key Bridge that collapsed in Baltimore early Tuesday.

“The kind of great majority of our bridges, think of the West Seattle Bridge, despite all its other problems, is high enough that a ship is not gonna hit the deck of that. We’ve got a pretty limited number of bridges which might be vulnerable to that kind of thing,” Stanton said.


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