RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- We go behind the scenes with the people who inspect the bridges to take a look at which ones are the worst, the oldest and the ones that are most cracked and crumbling.
The government demands bridge inspections every two years. But for those bridges like we found that have peeling paint, rusted bolts, corroded metal, uneven pavement, even cracks - inspections come annually.
We met with Gary Martin, who is in charge of VDOT's bridge inspecting program, at the Hermitage Road Bridge at Interstate 95 in Richmond and asked them to show us what they look for.
"Maybe even some cracking. You can see there's some additional cracking right here on both sides. So, that's an indication you are having some corrosion on the rebarb," Martin said, as he walked through a bridge inspection.