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Mich. bridges considered 'deficient,' 'critical'

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm •  Published: September 15, 2013

There are 28 Michigan bridges that are considered "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical," according to data compiled by The Associated Press.

A bridge is structurally deficient if at least one major component of the span has significant deterioration. A bridge is fracture critical if the failure of a single, vital component could cause a collapse. The label doesn't automatically mean a bridge is too dangerous for travel, state officials said.

— Whitefish River/Saari Road, Alger County

— Whitefish River/Johnson Road, Alger County

— Whitefish River/Kivamaki Road, Alger County

— Saginaw River/Truman Parkway, Bay City

— Michigan Southern RR/U.S. 12, Branch County

— Coldwater River/Stancer Road, Branch County

— Power Canal/W. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie

— Rapid River/County Road H1, Delta County

— Presque Isle River/Copps Mine Road, Gogebic County

— Jackson Creek/Planter Road, Gogebic County

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