PennDOT Posts New Restrictions on Two More Bridges in Centre County

STATE COLLEGE - PennDOT posted new weight limits in November on two more bridges in Centre County.

The bridges are:

Route 1002 (Marsh Creek Road) over Little Marsh Creek, in the village of Yarnell, Boggs Township. It is posted for 32 tons for single vehicles and 40 tons for combination vehicles. The Yarnell bridge was built in 1937 and carries an average of 265 vehicles daily.

Route 2007 (Brush Mountain Road) over a branch of Spruce Creek, near the village of Penn Hall, Gregg Township. It is posted for 11 tons for single vehicles and 20 tons for combination vehicles. The Penn Hall bridge was built in 1933 and carries an average of 290 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. Reducing the weight traveling on these bridges will slow their deterioration and preserve safety until repairs or replacement can occur.

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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