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Across the country, newspapers are asking whether local bridges are safe. Some governors already have ordered reviews. A sampling of the coverage:
Denver Post: $300M needed for Colo. bridges rated "poor"
Wichita Eagle: 21 percent of Kansas bridges are obsolete or deficient
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Could this happen here?
Bridgewater Courier News (N.J.): Corzine orders safety report on state bridges
Chicago Sun-Times: Are we safe?
Dallas Morning News: Officials to examine Texas bridges
Salt Lake Tribune: Utah bridges at risk
Montogomery Advertiser: Alabama's bridges: How safe are they?
Virginian-Pilot: 15 of region's crossings are unsound
Orlando Sentinel: Bridge alert spreads
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