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State has more than 200 weight-limited bridges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI- Motorists hardly notice them, but posted bridges are a concern for commercial vehicles and can be a hindrance to economic development and a transportation safety issue. Posted bridges are not structurally deficient or obsolete. However, they have a limit to their weight-bearing capacity, and vehicles exceeding that limit can cause structural damage. While posted bridges are scattered across ...

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National report: State bridges not old, just neglected

In terms of time, Mississippi’s bridges are on the backside of middle age. But in bridge years, that’s almost youth-like. Mississippi’s bridges average 30.9 years in age while nationally the average bridge is 42 years old. Bridges are designed to last roughly 50 years, experts say, a statistic that tells you Mississippi’s bridges should have a lot of life left ...

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Read June 7 issue of MBJ

>>BRIDGES Report: State bridges not old just neglected – by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >>REAL ESTATE David Landrum talks about the past, present and future of Town of Livingston in Flora- by Stephen McDill >>AUTOMOTIVE GreenTech sues government watchdog for libel- by Clay Chandler >>FORESTRY Agency praises the economic benefits of land and trees- by Wally Northway >> ROSS REILY Aunt Bea and Andy can’t fix ...

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Former MDOT executive director Brown wins mayoral runoff

NATCHEZ — Larry L. Brown has won the Democratic primary for Natchez mayor, defeating Phillip West by 541 votes in the runoff. Brown, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, received 56 percent of the vote, or 2,696 votes in yesterday’s runoff election. West had 44 percent of the vote, or 2,155 votes. The Natchez Democrat reports Brown ...

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Engineers name U.S. 82 bridge as one of most innovative projects

GREENVILLE — The new U.S. 82 Missis­sippi River Bridge was re­cently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Compa­nies as one of the world’s most inno­vative projects of the year. The Engineering Excellence Awards brings together over 600 indus­try and government lead­ers each year to distinguish the best achievements of the engineering profession. “Everywhere I go around the state and ...

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County leaders want to know why highway project is delayed

PEAR RIVER COUNTY — State transportation officials are to discuss the $10 million four-laning of U.S. 11 in a meeting this week with Pearl River County leaders. The Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the project will be delayed, raising questions from local officials. County Engineer Les Dungan tells the Picayune Item the project would help solve Picayune and ...

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Supervisor wants second opinion on bridge repair, replacements

MCCOMB — A Pike County supervisor wants a second opinion on whether the county really needs $5 million worth of bridge repairs and replacements. The Board of Supervisors will first meet with the engineering firm that prepared a report saying three bridges need replacement and one needs repairs, The Enterprise-Journal reported. The board agreed in February to borrow up to ...

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Bridge-replacement project awarded to Joe Magee

CLARKE COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin a project to replace the bridge over the Chickasawhay River on Highway 512 in Clarke County. The $4.4 million project was awarded to Joe McGee Construction Company in Lake. Along with reconstructing the bridge, about 1,000 feet of roadway will be reconstructed for the bridge approach. Crews are ...

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