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Kentucky officials say large truck likely hit Ohio River bridge structure, impose 20-ton limit
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:44 PM EDT
State officials are seeking information about damage done to a western Kentucky bridge that spans the Ohio River.
Inspectors went to the bridge Wednesday to check on a report that a section of railing had been damaged. They determined that something had hit a portion of the bridge superstructure. District 1 Chief Engineer Mike McGregor says he believes a truck crossed the bridge with an oversized load and struck a support beam.
The bridge is along U.S. 45 between Paducah and Brookport, Illinois.
Officials have placed a 20-ton vehicle limit on the bridge, meaning no large trucks will be able to cross.