Kentucky Adjusts Max Load Limit on US 60 Bridge

By Associated Press | 

SMITHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- New signs will go up in the next few days to tell truckers of new maximum load limits on the U.S. 60 bridge over the Cumberland River in Livingston County.

WPSD-TV in Paducah reported that the enhanced enforcement was in response to a number of recent complaints about overweight trucks crossing the bridge and vehicles exceeding the 35 mile per hour bridge speed limit.

By law, load limit information is posted at the end of all Kentucky bridges. It is the responsibility of the Commercial Driver's License holder to obey bridge weight restrictions.

The new limits replace old measures that had been in place since April 1988.

The 1,817 foot through truss structure was opened to traffic in 1931. About 5,200 vehicles cross the bridge in an average day.

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