WASHINGTON — The Associated Press analyzed the federal National Bridge Inventory to focus on the thousands of bridges that have the unfortunate designation of being both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" — a combination of red flags that experts say indicates significant disrepair and an increased risk of collapse. Despite the ominous sounding classifications, transportation officials say such bridges are safe, and undergo rigorous inspections.
10 Things: Making sense of nation's bad bridges
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