The Department of Transportation's chief bridge engineer Finn Hubbard says the fifteen bridges are in good shape and safe.

Even so, Hubbard says they are proceeding with installation of 24/7 monitors on the deck-trusses as ordered by the governor and they'll take another look at the bridges if its determined a specific design flaw caused the I-35 bridge to give way.

Otherwise, inspections will continue on schedule every two years for all thirteen thousand-seven hundred bridges including the fifteen deck trusses.

The Minneapolis tragedy is causing some lawmakers to question if they should have passed a law that allows logging trucks to carry more weight.

Hubbard says the impact of that extra weight on roads and bridges is under review and something they are looking at very carefully.

AUDIO: Jim Dick reports ( :57 MP3 )

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