New weight restrictions added to Lawrence Creek bridge

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) –Trucks of a certain weight will not be allowed to travel on the Lawrence Creek bridge on US 68 in Maysville.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that it will no longer sign-off on overweight permits for trucks crossing the bridge located in Mason County.

Engineers will be performing repair work on the bridge because of more than expected embankment settlement, which is stressed even more with trucks carrying heavy loads.

*There currently is no safety hazard, but crews will be making necessary repairs before further damage makes the road unusable.

Road work is set to start within the next year.

Until further notice, no overweight or overly large loads will be allowed to cross the bridge; those drivers must use other approved routes.

The Lawrence Creek bridge has been posted at the following Kentucky roadway legal limits:

  • Type 1: 20 tons (single unit trucks of 2 single axles)
  • Type 2: 27 tons (single unit trucks of 1 steering axle, 2 tandem axles)
  • Type 3: 34 tons (single unit trucks of 1 steering axle, 3 tridem axles)
  • Type 4: 40 tons (tractor-semitrailer truck of 5 or more axles)
  • Single Unit Vehicle 5+ Axles: 40 tons

These new weight restrictions are based on the condition of the bridge and engineering analysis.

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