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A look at area bridges' ratings

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Here's a look at raw data on some of the many area bridges spanning the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers, according to a United States Department of Transportation National Bridge Inventory database. On the scale used by federal authorities, zero denotes a bridge "beyond corrective action" while nine indicates one in excellent condition. For comparison, the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed had the following ratings: Deck-5, superstructure-4, substructure-6.

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