New weight limits coming to Pa. bridges

New weight restrictions are coming for 21 state bridges in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The bridges are among 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide.

The restrictions will also apply on 40 county and locally owned bridges.

The weight restrictions are being implemented because of a lack of funding to repair or replace the structures.

In Mercer County, weight changes will be posted for Route 158 (Mercer Road) over Brandy Run in East Lackawannock Township, 36 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads, Route 318 (Main Street) over Interstate 376 in Shenango Township, 33 tons, or 38 tons for combination loads, Route 318 (Mercer-West Middlesex Road) over a tributary of Little Neshannock Creek in Lackawannock Township, 35 tons, or 39 tons for combination loads, Route 318 over Little Neshannock Creek in East Lackawannock Township, 33 tons, or 39 tons for combination loads, Route 2017 (North Foster Road) over Cool Spring Creek in Fairview Township, 35 tons, or 40 tons for combination loads.

To view weight restrictions on other Northwestern Pa. bridges go to www.dot.state.pa.us and click on Bridge Information.

 

 

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