ALBANY - The New York State Thruway Authority isn't doing enough to make sure highway bridges are safe.
That's according to the state Comptroller Tom Dinapoli.
In a new audit, Dinapoli's office found that the Thruway Authority did not inspect bridges in a timely manner and did not always notify the state Department of Transportation of serious red flag defects within the required one week.
That includes three bridges with flagged conditions.
The Thruway Authority defended its delays, but acknowledged it will work to remedy the problems.