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Tonnage reduced on bridges

Tonnage reduced on bridges

Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:59 pm

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has posted a restricted load limit on two bridges on KY 311 in Fulton County.
Both bridges were previously posted with a 15-ton load limit. Due to substructure deterioration, the bridges are being reduced to a three-ton load limit.
This three-ton load limit restriction has been posted on the Owens Slough Bridge at KY 311 mile point 0.572 and the Gunner Slough Bridge at KY 311 mile point 1.074. These bridges are between the Kentucky-Tennessee state line and KY 1282 in Fulton County.
The three-ton maximum load limit essentially limits traffic on these two bridges to passenger vehicles and pickup trucks only. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is requesting appropriate police agencies to enforce the load limit restriction on these bridges.
The KYTC bridge engineering staff is working on efforts to repair or replace these bridges as quickly as is practical, but the engineering and design work could take several months to complete. Area farmers and trucking companies are urged to obey this three-ton load limit, according to Keith Todd, public information office for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District One and Two.
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