The Bureau of Structures, a part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, has reevaluated weight-limited bridges throughout the state and has directed changes to weight limits on Monroe County highways and town roads.
Ten structures will have new weight limits posted or existing limits lowered, two bridges will have existing limits removed, four will have existing limits raised, and two will have combination postings consolidated into a single weight limit.
The limit on the bridge on County Highway Z over Poe Creek in the Town of Wellington will be reduced to 25 tons and the limit on the bridge on County Highway U over Morris Creek in Norwalk will be reduced to 40 tons. Repairs will be scheduled for this spring, after which those limits could be increased or removed entirely.
New or lower weight limits will be posted for the following bridges:
• Janus Avenue over Farmers Valley Creek in the town of Wells — 25 tons
• Acorn Avenue over Printz Creek in the town of Little Falls — 25 tons
• Interior Road over Branch Lemonweir Creek in the town of Tomah — 25 tons
• Landmark Road over Branch Morris Creek in the town of Ridgeville — 20 tons
• Market Road over Little La Crosse River in the town of Jefferson — 25 tons
• Falcon Road over Branch Big Creek in the town of Sparta — 25 tons
• Fairway Road over Big Creek in the town of Sparta — 20 tons
• Glider Avenue over Branch Chub Creek in the town of Adrian — 30 tons
Bridges on Lincoln Avenue over the Kickapoo River in the town of Wilton and Emerson Road over Mud Creek in the town of La Grange will have existing limits removed, while existing limits will be raised on following bridges:
• Highland Avenue over Council Creek in the town of Tomah
• Icebox Road over Little La Crosse River in the town of Sparta
• Desoto Avenue over Mill Creek in the town of La Grange
• Oakland Road over East Branch Coon Creek in the town of Portland
Existing combination weight limits on bridges on Opal Road over Brush Creek in the town of Sheldon and Gardiner Avenue over Branch La Crosse River in the town of Angelo will be consolidated into a single weight limit.
The new and revised limits will be in effect upon the posting of signs.
For more information, contact the highway department at 269- 8740.