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DOT to inspect Ketchikan, POW bridges

The Alaska Department of Transportation will be inspecting bridges in Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island next week.

According to DOT, travelers in the area might experience intermittent lane closures on various bridges. The inspections start Tuesday and last through May 27.

Routine bridge inspections help DOT plan future bridge replacement, repairs and maintenance activities, and help the agency identify immediate safety concerns.

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