Weight limit reduced on bridge
September 30, 2013 7:46 AM

A bridge in Indiana County was posted Friday with a new lowered weight restriction as part of a statewide initiative to ensure bridge safety and preserve our aging system.

The restriction includes combination loads, primarily tractor trailers, which have higher weight limits because of the difference in how their weight is distributed:

Route 1053, Lockvale Road, over the South Branch of Bear Run in Banks Township, 23 tons or 34 tons combination loads.  The bridge was posted at 28 tons, or 40 tons combination loads.

For a bridge listing and maps by county for Indiana-based District 10’s area including Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties, visit District 10’s webpage. Click on “Posted Bridges” for maps and either “Posted State Bridges (list)” or “Posted Local Bridges (list)” for the bridge listing by county.

To view the bridges with new or lowered weight restrictions statewide, or to learn more about bridge weight restrictions and PennDOT’s bridge-inspection program, visit the PennDOT homepage at www.dot.state.pa.us and click on “Bridge Information.”

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