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“Staff has concluded that the two bridge structures are rapidly approaching the end of their useful life and they will be required to be replaced in the 2013 to 2014 time frame to ensure the safety and continued well-being of the boating and traveling public,” Joel advised Council in an Oct. 6 memo."
Who on staff concluded this? Who on staff is a structural engineer? When was the inspection completed?
What about this exchange from the September 21, 2009 Council meeting...?? Where is the follow-up about the rating?
"Despite Joel's and FDOT Debbie Tower's statements that bridge ratings would not be released to the public due to Homeland Security regulations, McMullan was able to obtain them and the public may do so as well, he said.
He said DOT's rating was about 80 percent, which is in the range for maintenance not necessarily replacement. McMullan said that some call the extras "fluff."
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