The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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November 29, 2013

Marshall Road bridge limits are changing|

Medina Journal-Register — The Marshall Road bridge over the Erie Canal in Town of Ridgeway will soon see its maximum weight restriction drop from 16 tons to 11 tons.

The NYS Department of Transportation will post the new weight limit on or about Dec. 6.

Annual bridge inspections on the structure and a load rating analysis were performed recently to determine how much weight the structure is capable of supporting on a regular basis. The condition of each bridge is no longer adequate to carry heavier loads than what will be posted. The structure can safely handle all other loads at or under the new weight. 

A detour will not be posted. The nearest un-restricted Erie Canal crossing is Route 63 in the Village of Medina.

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