Butler County Engineer Dean
C. Foster reports that the Millikin Road bridge over Interstate
75 in Liberty Township has been posted with a 20 ton load limit.
The bridge was restricted
after being damaged yesterday by an unknown over height load
in the southbound lane. The rear beam suffered damage and misalignment,
several crossframe welds were broken, and the bottom flange was
Engineers have determined
the bridge to be safe for passenger cars and other light vehicles;
however, heavier trucks should be kept off the bridge until repairs
The Ohio Department of Transportation
plans to repair the bridge later this year, at which time the
load restriction will probably be lifted.
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