The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that a weight limit has been
established on the Route 62 bridge over Lenhart Run in Pleasant Township.
bridge has not previously had a weight restriction. The new restriction will
limit the weight crossing it to 18 tons, except combinations are 25 tons.
Vehicles exceeding the posted weight limit are required to use alternate
routes, including Route 6, Route 27, and Route 36.
weight restriction was implemented after a routine inspection uncovered
deterioration to the 23-foot, concrete bridge.
the weight restriction will slow further deterioration on the bridge and will
preserve safety until repairs or a replacement can occur. Work on the bridge in
anticipated to occur in 2022.
bridge was originally built in 1928 and is classified as poor condition.
Approximately 1,000 vehicles use the bridge daily, on average.
can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA,
which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings,
weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000
is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android
devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible
on the 511PA website.
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