Recent bridge inspections showed deterioration, requiring MoDOT to restrict heavy loads on the Route 51/Chester Bridge in Perry County. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, weight limit signs will be installed. : Route 51/Chester Bridge in Perry County, Missouri. Weight limits on the bridge will be reduced to 25 tons.
A regular semi-truck weighs 40 tons
Loads of grain/grain co-products can legally run up to 10 percent heavier than “normal” load weights
Bridge will remain open to traffic.
Bridge is safe for travel.
Plans for bridge repairs are underway.
Prior to repairs, additional information regarding timelines will be released.
Once completed, the load posting will be increased to 40 tons