SOMERSET, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced an increase in the load limit on the KY 61 Cumberland River Bridge in Cumberland County effective today, August 23. The increased load limits result from a recent bridge rehabilitation project where necessary structural repairs were made.
NEW LOAD LIMITS ON BRIDGE:
- Type 1: 32 tons
- Type 2: 33 tons
- Type 3: 36 tons
- Type 4: 44 tons
- Single Unit Vehicle with 5 axles: 39 tons
- Single Unit Vehicle with 6 axles: 39 tons
- Single Unit Vehicle with 7+ axles: 41 tons
The new load rating signage for the structure is at the bridge end.
Motorists are reminded that rehabilitation work continues on the KY 90 structure with temporary traffic signals in place and lane widths reduced to 10 feet. Load limits on the KY 90 bridge remain in place with the lower weight limits.