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Illinois Department of Transportation
Audit: Illinois bridges went without inspections

Some bridges in Illinois are not being checked as often as they should be, according to a state auditor's report released this week. Many of the bridges that have gone years without inspection were labeled as "structurally deficient" and need to be more closely monitored. The critical report from the Office of the Auditor General examined inspection records in the last fiscal year for the more than 26,000 working bridges in the state. It found almost 60 bridges that were at least 4 years old and hadn't received recent or regular inspections. One bridge built in 1998 only had one inspection on the books. IDOT spokesman Guy Tridgell said "there are no unsafe or...