Just as the cycle of seasons come and go, so do the annual bridge inspections for the 377 bridges under the responsibility of the Allen County Engineer Brion Rhodes and his staff. This task takes an entire year to complete, with some structures receiving more attention than others. Twenty of these bridges are designated “fracture critical” and require an additional biennial inspection, where each bridge is more thoroughly examined. Additionally, 38 of the current structures have weight limits and four are currently closed. The weight limited bridges and those with wooden decks are checked several times per year. Regardless of the type of bridge, rest assured, the Allen County Engineer is dedicated to maintaining safe bridges for all of the motorists of Allen County.