Department of Highways, District 10
Weight limit on KY 451 bridge at Glomawr reduced to 15 tons

Press Release Date:  Monday, June 22, 2009  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Highways has reduced the weight limit on the bridge carrying KY 451 over the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Glomawr in Perry County to 15 tons, effective immediately.


The new weight limit, which applies to all vehicles, has been posted at the bridge, located south of Hazard near Ky 451’s intersection with KY 15.


The weight limit was lowered due to the condition of the bridge deck, which has suffered damage from overweight vehicles crossing the nearly 80-year-old span.


Built in the 1920s, the bridge originally carried KY 15 traffic until the new route between Hazard and Whitesburg was built in the 1960s.


Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers will be asked to strictly enforce the new weight limit on the bridge.


Vehicles weighing more than 15 tons should use KY 15 south from Hazard as an alternate route.