Officials: LI bridges safe a year after Minn. collapse

A year after a bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, state officials are ensuring Long Island residents their own bridges are safe and constantly being repaired.
?The bridges on Long Island are safe,? New York State DOT Spokeswoman Eileen Peters says. ?Every inch of every bridge on Long Island is tested every two years.?
Work is taking place on more than two dozen bridges across the Island. One project involves reinforcing the walls on overpasses on parkway bridges that were built decades ago.
Work on other bridges is more extensive. The southernmost bridges connecting the Wantagh Parkway to Jones Beach are being replaced, as is the Roslyn Viaduct after years of smaller repairs.
State officials say none of the work is being done in response to the tragedy in Minnesota last year and that they are all regularly scheduled projects. However, they say it never hurts to reassure the public.
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