DOT will reduce weight limit on Ridgeway canal bridge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2013 at 12:00 am

RIDGEWAY – The canal bridge on Marshall Road will be posted next month with a maximum weight restriction dropped from the current 16 tons to 11 tons.

The state Department of Transportation sent out an advisory today. It expects to have the bridge posted for the reduced weight limit on or about Dec. 6.

The DOT recently inspected the bridge and determined it was no longer capable of the 16-ton weight load. The bridge can handle 11-ton loads and under, the DOT said.

A detour will not be posted. The nearest unrestricted canal crossing is Route 63 in the village of Medina.