100 State Bridges Close
Mississippi’s crumbling infrastructure has been a hotly contested topic for years and now 100 bridges in the state have been closed due to safety concerns.
The closures come after the bridges failed inspections by the federal highway administration last week.
This week legislators are expected to be briefed about the conditions of the roadways and how much it would take to repair them.
The bridge closures also come after the death of a house bill to implement an internet sales tax and use the money for transportation work.
A house bond bill that would allow the state to borrow 50 million dollars for needed repairs is still alive.