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The current federal rating system can make it appear that motorists are in danger as they cross some bridges in St. Croix County.

According to the 2006 National Bridge Inventory, obtained by MSNBC and shared with media outlets nationwide, more than two dozen local bridges are apparently in tough shape.


The list of 286 bridges in the county includes 21 bridges that are "structurally deficient" and seven that are designated "functionally obsolete."

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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