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Scores of Alaska bridges deemed 'deficient'

...designation does not mean a bridge will crumble or that weight traveling across it should be restricted, according to Rich Pratt, the state's chief engineer. There are 124 structurally deficient bridges maintained by the state. The bridges received...
State, union work toward contract

...average supervisor had worked for the state almost 14 years. One of those at the protest, state chief bridge engineer Rich Pratt, said the state was being hurt by not being able to attract employees it needs, partially because of low pay. "Kids...
Rural residents wary of rickety bridges in Alaska

...bridge on Oilwell Road, it's a heavy-duty flatbed trailer originally meant for use on the North Slope haul road. Rich Pratt, chief bridge engineer for the state Transportation Department, said federal law requires state inspectors to examine...
State supervisors approve contract deal

...Department of Labor Commissioner Annette Kreitzer said the agreement the supervisors got was the best in 15 years or more. Rich Pratt, a Department of Transportation and Public Facilities supervisor, said he didn't like the contract. "I don't...


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