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State transportation department plans to rebuild 19 bridges

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Spring is coming and with it, is Michigan’s construction season.

This year 19 bridges across the state will be rebuilt.

Rebecca Curtis is the deputy chief bridge engineer at the Michigan Department of Transportation.

"These bridges could be one or two inspections away from being closed. So these are all things that impact people's ability to get from point A to point B."

The $24 million dollar project includes structures in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

Construction on some of the bridges starts on Tuesday.

As WKAR's Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter, Michelle reports in both English and Spanish on stories affecting Michigan's Latinx community. Michelle is also the voice of WKAR's weekend news programs.