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Bridge skim project could raise limits


July 19, 2018

A county Public Works crew took out 15.5 tons of asphalt and oil after skimming off two to three inches off the top of the Ackerman Bridge last week on Young Road north of Dusty.

The span is one of 56 in the county to get a new load rating for single-unit loads after inspections were conducted last fall.

Susan Kovich, consulting structural engineer, is now evaluating it for what new load limit will be posted, following the asphalt removal.

The work was done on this bridge specifically after county commissioners received comments from farmers in the area of the importance of the route for h...

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