WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Officials say 21 bridges in Carroll County that are too short to get federal funding will be inspected through a deal between the county and the state.

The county’s Board of Commissioners recently gave the Bureau of Engineering approval for a pact with State Highway Administration to inspect the 21 bridges.

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Debbie Butler, chief of the bureau, tells The Carroll County Times bridges longer than 20 feet are covered by federal funding.

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The cost to inspect the short bridges is more than $50,000.

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