Red River bridge near Climax experiencing corrosion, receives lower load limit for trucks

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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2020 6:00 am

Farmers and semi drivers hauling machinery and crops across the Red River bridge west of Climax, Minn., will need to lighten their loads starting this spring.

Corwyn Martin, Traill County’s road and bridge supervisor, informed county officials Tuesday that the weight limit on the Climax bridge will be reduced to 76,000 pounds.

The 758-foot steel truss bridge built in 1957 linking Traill County Road 21 and Polk County Highway 7 has started to show its age, Martin said.

With the nearby Nielsville bridge about 6 miles south already shuttered since 2015, the reduction in load limits on the Climax bridge may not be well received, he said.

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