Maybe we are getting different news, I'll have a look and try and get a link.
They gave it a 4/10 for safety. It's not as juvenile as it sounds, there really is an official 1-10 score. And 4 is pretty bad by all accounts.
Maybe I should have held back too. After all, the source for these "facts" is the British media, not renowned recently for being too accurate. It was on BBC News 24 where they interviewed some expert in Bridges.
"When the span was last inspected in June 2006, its state of repair was rated 4 on a scale of 0-9, making it 'structurally deficient,' the US Transportation Department said."