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Engineering’s Xiong (Bill) Yu discussed the “poor” rated bridge in Cleveland

Memphis bridge closed when workers found deteriorated steel hidden during inspections. How many Cuyahoga County bridges are in similar shape?

The Plain Dealer (subscription required): Xiong (Bill) Yu, the Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, weighed in on a Cleveland bridge that the Ohio Department of Transportation rated “poor” on inspection reports. “Some distress is more difficult to be seen,” Yu said. “They closed the bridge. That’s pretty good practice to prevent an accident.