Byline: Jim Sparks
Aug. 3--If you want to find a structurally deficient bridge in North Carolina, just look in the Triad.
Hundreds of bridges in the Triad are considered structurally deficient, and five Triad counties are among the top 10 in the state for having such bridges.
A bridge is structurally deficient if it is in relatively poor condition or has insufficient load-carrying capacity, caused by either the original design or deterioration, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Two years ago, the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was listed in a report as structurally deficient.
Forsyth County has 70 such bridges, the fourth worst county in the state, according to records kept by the bridge-maintenance unit of the DOT.
Guilford County was No. 1, …