Highway 61 bridge and 35W bridge received similar rankings recently
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings and the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis received nearly identical rankings from the Federal Highway Administration recently.
The Hastings bridge received ratings of "5" for the deck, the superstructure and substructure.
A "5" means fair condition.
The 35W bridge that collapsed had rankings of 5 for deck, 4 for superstructure and 6 for substructure.