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By Roger Dey

Overweight loads damage Dalton Mountain Bridge


Last updated 11/3/2021 at 1:34pm

Roger Dey

Lewis and Clark County Engineer Dan Karlin measures one of the reinforced piles damaged by vehicles exceeding the bridge's 10-ton weight limit.

A semi-annual inspection of the Dalton Mountain Road Bridge by the Montana Department of Transportation in September revealed considerable damage to piles reinforced by Lewis and Clark County in 2017.

County Engineer Dan Karlin said the damage to the piles is the result of loads that exceed the 10-ton weight limit crossing the bridge.

"The bottom line is we really need that to stop," he said. "...

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