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Rural bridges are first to be replaced because they're 'shovel-ready'

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Rural bridges that don't get used much will be the first ones replaced in Wisconsin with federal stimulus money.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that the first 37 bridge projects approved by state lawmakers carry an average of only 568 vehicles a day.

And two bridges in Iowa and Douglas counties only carry about 10 cars and trucks per day.

Meanwhile, repairs for urban bridges which get 60,000 cars a day were not eligible for the first round of funding.

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