AUSTIN (AP) - Some of the weakest bridges in the state are over East Texas swamps and bustling intersections in Dallas.
Details are in a report released by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The report was requested by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst after the deadly Minneapolis bridge collapse.
The review listed federal "sufficiency ratings" for 2,024 bridges that have been deemed structurally deficient. That's the same category assigned to the Minnesota Interstate 35 bridge that fell.
The bridges with that designation account for four percent of the Texas total, while 77 percent are rated good or better.
Four bridges, in Harrison, Morris and Panola counties, had some of the lowest scores.
Other low-rated bridges are in high-traffic parts of Dallas, including two over the Trinity River.
Tex-DOT spokesman Chris Lippincott says a bridge would be closed if it's unsafe for traffic.
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