100s of bridges in the state are considered 'structurally deficient'
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Department of Transportation is keeping a close eye on 93 bridges in Milwaukee County and 30 in Waukesha County. The bridges on this list are deemed structurally deficient due to federal highway standards.
"If they get to where they are structurally deficient", said WisDOT southeast region deputy director, Brett Wallace, "which does not mean that they are going to fall down."
Some of the top bridges on the list the first street bridge, the Lisbon Avenue bridge at 30th Street.
Ernest Cohen drives across the Lisbon Avenue bridge daily. He was surprised to learn of its status.
"I never thought this bridge was bad it looked pretty solid to me," he said. "But I guess I dont know from the eye. "
Every two years bridges throughout the state of Wisconsin are inspected. Bridges labeled structurally deficient are inspected once a year.