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State Bridge Engineer Dan Dorgan, right, updates Minnesota House members on bridge inspection and review improvements the agency has implemented in recent months. With Dorgan is Duane Hill, a Duluth-based assistant engineer who helped with a beefed-up bridge inspection process. staff photo by Scott Wente

MnDOT: Bridge program improved

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ST. PAUL - Transportation officials said they completed extensive statewide bridge inspections, planned to hire more engineers and improved the way bridge reviews are handled.


The Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving beyond the stepped-up bridge inspections Gov. Tim Pawlenty called for and the agency completed following the August 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, bridge experts told lawmakers Wednesday during a bridge program update.

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