NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some parts of the subway system are long overdue for safety inspection, according to an audit report by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s inspector general.
The auditors failed to find records of recent inspection for critical parts of the system, including defects like a rusted girder at the 111th Street station, the report said.
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Also overdue for inspection are brick ceilings similar to the one that collapsed at the 181st Street station and those with damaged or loose ceiling panels like those at the Bowling Green station, according to the report.
The report also found that five elevated structures in Brooklyn, lack any record of close up examination.
They include the A, C, 2, 3 And L lines.
Another five soaring structures on 7 line in Queens haven’t been inspected up close since 1997, the report found.