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Weight restriction posted in Penn Forest Township

Published March 16. 2011 05:10PM

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has placed a 26-ton (39-ton for combinations) weight restriction on the Hatchery Road Bridge over Wild Creek in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

A recent inspection of the bridge showed deterioration to the bridge beams. Vehicles weighing over 26-tons or 39-tons for combinations must seek an alternate route.

The Hatchery Road Bridge is a non-composite box beam bridge built in 1956. It is 27 feet long and 28.9 feet wide. This area of Hatchery Road has an average daily traffic volume of 360 vehicles.

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