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Washington bridge collapse causes concern for local bridge

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Updated: 5/24/2013 8:33 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Arthur Jackson has been fishing with friends off the Sister's Creek Bridge for decades.

But the popular place to cast a line is under constant maintenance to keep it standing. It worries Jackson, after the bridge collapse in Washington state.

"I feel a bit nervous. I don't feel good about that," he said.

Action News took his concerns to the DOT to say the Sister's Creek Bridge is regularly inspected in repair and stable but it's already been budgeted for replacement in the next few years.

"But in the short term, we still have to do repairs on it because it's going to be functional for another five six years," said Michael Goldman, spokesman for the DOT in Jacksonville.

It's a relief to Jackson.

"It makes me feel better because if something happens we're going straight in the water," he said.

He hopes the full replacement comes sooner rather than later.

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