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County lowers weight limit on Marble Quarry Road Bridge

February 21, 2006

The Washington County Engineering Department announced that the Marble Quarry Road Bridge weight restriction posting has been lowered to 3 tons, effective immediately.

The restriction applies to the steel beam-and-timber deck bridge over Little Antietam Creek, the closest bridge to Mount Briar Road of the three bridges on that road, in the Southern portion of the county, according to a Washington County press release.

Recent inspections observed worsening conditions to the bridge that require a lowering of the current posting, according to the press release. The 3-ton posting will remain in effect until the scheduled replacement of the bridge or when its condition deteriorates to the extent that it needs to be closed.

Construction for the replacement is expected to start in late spring and be completed by December 2006, according to the press release.

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