State to overhaul 11 bridges

State to overhaul 11 bridges

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The state of New Mexico is overhauling 11 bridges this year and has plans to replace three dozen bridges next year.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 55 bridges out of almost 3,000 state-owned bridges are due for preventive maintenance, such as replacing deck joints, deck sealing and painting.

Nearly 300 more bridges around New Mexico were listed as structurally deficient in the 2013 national bridge inventory and it will cost millions of dollars to fix them all. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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