Guthrie officials warn motorists using certain bridge

Guthrie officials warn motorists using certain bridge

Bridge might not be able to hold weight of school buses, fire trucks


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WEBVTT VIEW THE PUBLICDOESN’T USUALLY GET TO SEE.MECCA: THIS IS IT.YOU CAN’T SEE IT, AND MOSTPROBABLY DID NOT KNOW A BRIDGEWAS UNDER HERE, UNTIL RECENTLY.IT IS THE REASON THEY DO NOTWANT LARGE SCHOOL BUSES ARE SUVSNEAR IT.>> YOU ARE LOOKING DOWN A ROAD,YOU WOULD NEVER BELIEVE YOU’REGOING ACROSS A BRIDGE, BUT YOUARE.MECCA: THEY TOOK US TO SEE.THIS OLD AND DARK SPACE HOLDSHISTORY.>> EARLY 1970’S, IT WAS TURNEDINTO LOCKER ROOMS THAT SERVED INTHE STADIUM.MECCA: BEFORE THAT, A RAILWAY.>> WE HAD A LOWER THE WEIGHTLIMIT DUE TO DETERIORATION ANDREST OF THE BEAMS AND COLUMNS.MECCA: THOSE PROBLEMS LANDEDTHIS BRIDGE ON A SERIOUS LIST.>> IT WENT ON A CRITICALFRACTURE LIST.THEY ARE INSPECTED EVERY YEAR.THIS YEAR, THEY CAN BACK TO USAND TOLD US, IT HAS REACHED THEPOINT MAJOR REPAIRS WILL HAVE TOBE DONE.MECCA: FOR NOW, LOWERING THEWEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE THAT CANTRAVEL OVER IT TO THREE TONS ISA START.>> WE HAVE A LOT OF TRAFFICPUSHING ON BEINGS.THREE TONS IS BARELY AN SUVVEHICLE.IT BRINGS UP A HUGE CONCERN TOUS.MECCA: THAT MEANS FIRE TRUCKS,TRASH VEHICLES AND BUSES CAN’TUSE THIS INTERSECTION.

Guthrie officials warn motorists using certain bridge

Bridge might not be able to hold weight of school buses, fire trucks


Guthrie officials have posted a sign for one of its bridges that might not be able to support the weight of school buses, fire trucks and other large vehicles.

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