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Kentucky drops 40 ton bridge’s weight limit to 22 tons after inspection

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is warning big rig drivers about a change to the load limit on a bridge spanning the Kentucky River.

On October 6, KYTC announced that the load limit for the steel truss U.S. 42 Prestonville Bridge in Carroll County had been reduced from 40 tons to 22 tons.

The bridge carries traffic over the Kentucky River and connects the cities of Carrollton and Prestonsville.

“The bridge previously was posted for a load limit of 40-tons. But after a recent, routine inspection, KYTC engineers, it was determined that a 22-ton limit would be more appropriate,” KYTC said in a social media posting.

KYTC recommends that vehicles weighing more than 22 tons take U.S. 42 to U.S. 421 to I-71 to KY 227.

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