Report: Duval home to 2 'structurally deficient' bridges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association states that two bridges, the Overland Bridge, and the University Boulevard Arlington River Bridge, are structurally deficient.

Laurie Sanderson with the Department of Transportation said structurally deficient doesn't mean not safe.

"It doesn't mean it's unsafe to drive on. Structurally deficient simply means it doesn't meet the latest and greatest security standards," she said.

Despite the study, Sanderson said there are no immediate safety issues when it comes to the bridges.

"They're safe, we do inspect our bridges regularly, and we would close down a bridge if we felt there was an issue," she said.

Right now, work is being done to replace both bridges.

You can see the report by clicking here.


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