U.S. Route 30 bridge west of Lisbon receives reduced load rating
New Philadelphia, Ohio (Wednesday, November 3, 2010) – A U.S. Route 30 bridge located west of Lisbon at County Road 412 in Columbiana County has recently been posted at a reduced load rating by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11.
"After a recent inspection," ODOT District 11 Bridge Engineer Waseem Khalifa, Ph.D., P.E., said "we've determined that the load carrying capacity of this structure should no longer be 100 percent legal loads due to deterioration of the superstructure. Therefore to maintain safety, we've posted it at a 75 percent reduced load limit for truck traffic."
A project is planned for next year to replace this bridge.
ODOT reminds motorists to SLOW DOWN for the "Cone Zone;" turn on headlights and drive carefully in work zones. Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the highway workers. Remember, fines in work zones are doubled for not obeying traffic signs. Minimize distractions – turn OFF cell phones in construction zones. Remember to always buckle up.
For more information contact:
Becky Giauque \Jee-awg\, Public Information Officer, at (330) 308-3949
or email D11.PIO@dot.state.oh.us
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.