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County engineer weighs in on Stretch Island Bridge

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County officials say the Stretch Island Bridge is in better shape than a group of island property owners claim.

Mason County Public Works deputy director and county engineer Michael Collins told the Herald Stretch Island Bridge is not "structurally deficient" and that term is no longer used in describing structures.

"Bridges are rated as Good, Fair, or Poor. Stretch Island Bridge is rated Good," Collins said in an email.

The Stretch Island Property Owners wrote a letter lamenting the state of the bridge to the Transportation Improvement Program Citizen Advisory Panel.

"We are distressed to lea...


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