Weight restrictions placed on Weedville bridge

WEEDVILLE – Earlier this week PennDOT officials posted new weight restrictions on a state Route 555 bridge in Elk County.The bridge, which now carries a 10-ton weight limit, spans Kersey Run in the village of Weedville. The bridge also now has a one-lane traffic pattern which will be enforced by a self-regulating stop sign.Built in 1930, the bridge is 74 feet long and carries an average of nearly 1,700 vehicles daily, according to PennDOT. The weight limit restriction will be removed or improved as soon as repairs can be made. Repairs on the bridge are expected to be completed before the middle of August.Over the past several years, PennDOT has worked to continually to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges but has also added or increased weight restrictions to structurally deficient bridges when necessary.