PennDOT to Post Restrictions on a McKean County Bridge on Route 1011 (Barnum Road) in Eldred Township

Bradford, pa – Effective Friday, Nov. 15, PennDOT will post weight limits on a bridge in McKean County. Signs bearing the weight limits will be in place by the end of the day, Friday on a bridge along Route 1011 (Barnum Road) in Eldred Township.

The bridge spans Meeks Run about three miles north of the village of Eldred. It will be posted for 32 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles. The bridge was built in 1938 and carries an average of more than 2,100 vehicles daily.

In August, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch authorized the transportation department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges statewide. PennDOT must take this step because of legislative inaction this past June on transportation funding, leaving the department’s future resources in question.

Reducing the weight traveling on these bridges will slow their deterioration and preserve safety while funding for repairs remains uncertain.

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.”

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