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Report ranks Oklahoma third in nation in poor bridges

Report ranks Oklahoma third in nation in poor bridges

Tulsa World
By Barbara Hoberock
Jun 1, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – A recently released report indicates Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

The information was released by the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks from Federal Highway Administration data.

Large companies including Amazon, FedEx, UPS and Anheuser-Busch are lobbying Congress to allow heavier trucks and longer double-trailer trucks, according to the coalition.

“Any increases in truck size and weight passed in Congress could negatively impact the state of Oklahoma and its bridges,” said Shane Reese, Coalition Against Bigger Trucks spokesman. “Bad infrastructure is also a highway danger and not only a highway danger to private motorists but to professional truck drivers and law enforcement officers patrolling the road alike.” FULL ARTICLE

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