Traill County Commission

The Traill County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to add the replacement of Bridge 424 by Grandin to a list of projects that the county wants to tackle in the next six or seven years.

Corwyn Martin, the county’s road and bridge supervisor, told the county board in October that the load limits on the Elm River bridge had been significantly lowered by state transportation officials.

The change came to light after a truck driver hauling sugar beets across the bridge was stopped and cited by a trooper with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

According to Martin, the bridge had been posted with a load limit of 36,000 pounds, well below the bridge’s operating rating of 82,000 pounds.

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