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Bridge Collapse Raises Concerns in New York

By News Staff

Buffalo, NY – Wednesday's collapse of the interstate bridge in Minneapolis is raising concerns about bridges elsewhere.

Governor Spitzer is calling for thorough inspections of the 49 bridges in New York of the same design as the Minnesota span.

In Buffalo, Peace Bridge general manager Ronald Rienas says the Peace Bridge passed its last inspection two months ago.

The Federal Highway Administration last year cited 62 bridges in Western New York as structurally deficient. Four of them are already closed.