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Reno County Bridge Damaged By Heavy Load

RENO COUNTY – For the second time in as many months, a rural Reno County bridge has been damaged by a heavy load going over it.

According to Reno County Public Works Director Don Brittain, an 80-foot timber bridge on Fountain Green Road between Dean and Whiteside Roads sustained multiple broken deck boards and damage to three bridge pilings.

That damage was discovered Friday. The bridge has a weight limit of between 7 and 21 tons depending on the number of axles. Brittain indicated that the bridge will be repaired.

On June 24th a smaller bridge on Maple Grove Road was damaged by an overweight load to the extent that the bridge can’t be repaired. It’s not known right now if that bridge will be replaced.

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