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Thanks for the info.

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> From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 11:49 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: existing bridge
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> David Maynard wrote:
> 
> > It's my understanding that ALL bridges fall under D.O.T. jurisdiction 
> > and should have some sort of inspection procedure for them.  This may 
> > be an oversight.  Should someone point this situation out???
> 
> Here in Texas, it depends on the location, and the budget. Typically the 
> state DOT has oversight, but often "cedes" inspection and maintenance 
> authority to the counties for "non-primary" bridges.
> 
> We have such a nightmare in re decaying bridge infrastructure down here 
> anyway, and I'm not sure anyone wants to tackle it. "Non-Primary" 
> bridges are treated like "hot potatoes".
> 
> I realize this has nothing to do with a "signature bridge" like the VNB, 
> but I'm addressing your "blanket" statement insofar as one state's 
> experience is concerned.
> 
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