Weight restriction placed on US 52 bridge

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is advising motorists that a weight limit restriction of 15 tons has been placed on Yellow Bank Creek Bridge, US 52 in Franklin County.

Based upon a structural analysis, INDOT has determined load ratings more than 15 tons unsafe for travel on this bridge. Signs displaying "Weight Limit 15 Tons" are posted on both sides of the bridge. The reinforced concrete arch bridge was originally constructed in 1929. The structure is currently scheduled for replacement in 2017. Routine bridge inspections are performed on a bi-annual schedule.

INDOT reminds motorists to use caution and consider worker safety when traveling through a work zone. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot.

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