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Weight Restrictions Placed on Bridge Near Orla

Weight restrictions have now been placed on a 60-year-old bridge west of Orla.

The bridge is on FM 652 at Salt Creek about five miles out of Orla.

A recent bridge inspection, the Texas Department of Transportation was informed of wear on the bridge due to heavy commercial traffic.

In interest of public safety, the following weight restrictions have been issued: 21,000 pounds for a tandem axle and 44,000 pounds gross weight.

Loads exceeding this weight will have to find alternative routes.

?The Odessa District of TxDOT is working to assess the situation and determine a course of action for repairs.

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