As divers continue their search for bodies in the Mississippi River after Wednesday’s bridge collapse in Minneapolis, federal transportation officials are calling for a review of some 700 similar structures.


Democrat Senator Harry Reid said the tragedy should be treated as a “wake-up call”.

“We have all over the country a crumbling infrastructure – highways, bridges and dams. We really need to take a hard look at this,” he said.

White House press secretary Tony Snow said it was the state’s responsibility to correct the problems if a bridge was reported to have deficiencies.

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