Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards has asked the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to inspect all county bridges built in the last 20 years.
Edwards sent a letter to Highway Director Scott Bennett asking for the inspections, her office confirmed Wednesday. KHOG-TV reports that Edwards also sent a letter to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, asking her office to investigate the safety of the Stonewall Bridge and the Harvey Dowell Bridge.
The letters come a few months after a civil lawsuit was filed in December by a Washington County Road Department worker saying the construction crews "dangerously" deviated from the engineer's designs when building the two bridges to meet deadlines.
In March, Edwards ordered a portion of the Stonewall Bridge be torn down and rebuilt because of safety concerns.