U.S. 27 North bridge weight limit reduced

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By Becky Barnes

The Cynthiana City Commission is looking at a ton of issues ... more specifically a tonnage issue.

Cynthiana Mayor Jim Brown said he received word Tuesday that the Kentucky Department of Transportation has lowered the weight limit on the U.S. 27 North viaduct to a 10 ton maximum limit.

This precludes most tractor trailer trucks, Brown said.

He added that the viaduct is scheduled to be replaced and that its priority has bumped the by-pass project off the 6-year road plan. Bids for the viaduct are scheduled to be opened Oct. 30, 2008.

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