State Audit Finds Port Authority Missed Dozens Of Bridge Inspections
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey failed to perform dozens of inspections on bridges that had already been determined to be potentially hazardous, according to a New York state audit.
The review released Friday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that the authority waited more than a year to conduct 47 inspections on bridges identified in earlier examinations as having conditions that, if ignored, could become dangerous. Most of the problems were on the George Washington Bridge.
The authority disputed the findings, noting that it spends billions of dollars on bridge upkeep. The authority says the repairs and inspections were done in a timely manner.
The authority operates 116 bridge sections, ramps and pedestrian walkways at two airports, one tunnel and on four highway bridges. The audit analyzed inspections between 2008 and June 2013.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Empire State Building To Project Images Of Endangered Species Amid Outrage Over Death Of Cecil The Lion
- NYC Officials: 4th Person With Legionnaires’ Disease Dies In South Bronx Outbreak
- NYPD: Suspect Stole Woman’s Wallet Off Counter At Bronx Dunkin’ Donuts
- Off-Duty Police Officer Helps Rescue 2 From Roof Of Burning Home In Lyndhurst
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)