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Report: St. Louis Bridge Deteriorating Before Fatal Crash

The report gave the bridge the worst rating possible before the structure would need to be shut down.

July 26, 2018 - 3:40 pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A state inspection report shows that a St. Louis bridge's concrete railing was deteriorating before a car struck it this week, toppling a chunk of concrete that killed a woman

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis released on Wednesday a 2017 Missouri Department of Transportation report that called the underside of the bridge over Forest Park Parkway "basically intolerable requiring high priority of replacement.'' 

A woman crashed into the bridge on Monday. The impact caused concrete to fall onto 58-year-old Janet Torrisi-Mokwa's car

The report gave the bridge the worst rating possible before the structure would need to be shut down. 

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Structurally deficient bridges aren't necessarily considered unsafe or likely to collapse. The report's classification indicates that load-bearing parts of the bridge have been damaged and require significant maintenance.