Weight Restrictions Posted on Three McKean County Bridges
Bradford – Effective April 24, PennDOT has posted weight limits on three more bridges in McKean County. Vehicles exceeding the posted weight limits will need to use alternate routes. The posted bridges include:
• Route 1005/Kings Run Bridge: Now posted at 32 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles, this state-owned bridge is located one mile southwest of the village of Ceres. The bridge spans Kings Run Bridge on Township Road 438 (Kings Run Road). It was originally built in 1939, is 30 feet long and carries an average of 220 vehicles each day.
• Route 4004 (Dorothy Lane)/ Bradford Bridge: Now posted at 27 tons for single vehicles and 32 tons for combination vehicles, this bridge spans the west branch of Tunungwant Creek between Route 346 and Corydon Street in Bradford Township. The bridge was originally built in 1941, is 108 feet long and carries an average of over 1,600 vehicles each day.
• Route 4011 (Sullivan Road)/ Bradford Bridge: Now posted at 33 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles, this bridge spans Bennett Brook near the city of Bradford. The bridge was originally built in 1940, is 31 feet long and carries an average of 417 vehicles each day.
In August of 2013, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch authorized the transportation department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide. Reducing the weight traveling on these bridges will slow their deterioration and preserve safety until repairs or replacement can occur.
To view the bridges with new or lowered weight restrictions 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.”