Bridge News: MNDOT under fire
At the request of Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar, Bart Andersen testified Tuesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. He told lawmakers that "MnDOT doesn't have enough full-time bridge inspectors to keep motorists safe. It's impossible for 77 inspectors to check 14,000 bridges throughout Minnesota while performing all of the other tasks that are part of the job."
Of course, MNDOT disputes this. The sides can't even agree on how many bridge inspectors we have for the state.