Bridge inspections find no damage after 5.8 magnitude Oklahoma earthquake

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-10 17:48:29-04

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says additional inspections of bridges following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee found no significant damage.

The agency said Friday that state highway system bridges within a 60-mile radius of the epicenter of last week's quake were inspected and all are open to traffic and safe for travel.

The department initially inspected 180 bridges within a 30-mile radius of the epicenter and said minor cosmetic damage was found on two. The expanded inspection included 175 additional bridges.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has inspected all dams within a 50-mile radius of the epicenter and found no damage at any of them.

The earthquake damaged more than a dozen buildings and left one man with a minor head injury after a fireplace collapsed on him.

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