- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - In the wake of a major bridge closing in Delaware, New Hampshire officials say they consistently check the land around bridges for any damage.

Officials believe a large mound of dirt dumped next to the I-495 bridge near Wilmington shifted the ground underneath the span and caused the columns to tilt. Some of the dirt spilled into the state right of way.

Bill Boynton, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, says he doesn’t know of any attempts to store fill in state rights of way. He says the state does a good job protecting those rights of way and has not been asked to change its practices.

Boynton says the state adheres to National Bridge Inspection Standards and procedures for removing soil around bridges and under bridge piers.

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