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Wehr Mill Bridge Closed

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July 27, 2014 South Whitehall Township, PA - The Wehr Mill Covered Bridge is closed indefinitely due to an overweight truck attempting to cross the bridge. The truck's weight is being reported to be 4 times the 10 ton weight limit of the bridge.

The driver and the company owning the fuel tanker truck were not identified. Police are investigating the incident and trying to understand why a detour was not used by the driver.

Although there was no obvious damage the bridge will remain closed pending an inspection by county officials.

The Wehr Mill Bridge (38-39-02), located on Wehr's Mill Road in Lehigh county, crosses the Jordan Creek. The 117 foot bridge was built by in 1841 using a Burr truss and consists of three spans. The bridge was restored in 1965 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

The following web link from the Morning Call website contains the full story: Overweight truck forces closure of Wehr Mill Covered Bridge.

[Our thanks to Tom Keating for sharing the story - Ed.]

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