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Weight Limits Placed on Bridge in Taney County

The Missouri Department of Transportation has placed weight limits on the Long Creek Bridge over Table Rock Lake in Taney County.

The bridge, on Missouri Route 86, recently underwent an inspection, according to MODOT, which found deteriorating conditions that required immediate weight limits.

All vehicles will be limited to 25 tons.  According to MODOT, the legal maximum weight limit for vehicles in Missouri is 40 tons.

The bridge was built in 1956 and carries approximately 8700 vehicles a day.

MODOT officials say they’re considering options for rehabilitating or replacing the bridge by 2022.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.