Action News Jax Investigates: Bridge safety concerns

by: Letisha Bereola, Action News Jax Updated:

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The Florida Department of Transportation says a report from a watchdog group on structurally deficient bridges is not entirely accurate.

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association said the Fuller Warren Bridge has some problems and calls it structurally deficient, which means one or more key bridge elements are in poor condition.

FDOT’s spokesperson Tracey Hisler-Pace said the Fuller Warren is in top shape and that bridge is not on the state’s list of structurally deficient bridges.


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“Its last inspection was 2015 and it has another one coming up this August," Hisler-Pace said.

Reporter: "How did the 2015 inspection go?" 

Hisler-Pace: "Everything was great.”

Hisler-Pace said "structurally deficient" does not mean a bridge is not safe.

“Structurally deficient  means that it merely needs (to be) inspected routinely,” Hisler-Pace said.

FDOT said the five other bridges on the association’s list are considered structurally deficient and they are on a five-year plan to be repaired or replaced. 


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