MANITOBA – Manitoba’s auditor general is calling for improvements in the way the province’s bridges are inspected.
A report released Thursday notes some bridges aren’t being checked as often as they should be, and some aren’t being checked at all — partly because Manitoba Infrastructure says certain bridges are governed by other departments or agencies.
Auditor General Norm Ricard tells 680 CJOB he thinks all bridges should be inspected by Manitoba Infrastructure.
“The fact that some bridges weren’t being inspected, to me it’s saying here’s risk mitigating process that’s in place to ensure public safety on bridges.”
The province is responsible for over 3000 bridges and culverts.
The report shows over six hundred are not being inspected.
The provincial government says it accepts the report’s recommendations for improvement and says work on several issues is already underway.