Weisenberger Mill Bridge closed due to advanced deterioration

The Weisenberger Mill Bridge, located over South Elkhorn Creek in Scott and Woodford counties, is now closed to all traffic after advanced deterioration was found in the lower chord of the bridge’s truss.

The Weisenberger Mill Bridge is a pony truss that was built in 1930. It is 72 feet long and carries two lanes of traffic.

Bridge inspectors from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet conducted a routine inspection on Thursday, officials said in a news release.

The truss supports the deck of the 86 year-old bridge. Engineers and inspectors recommended the bridge be closed as soon as possible. The bridge has had a three ton limit since a December 2015 inspection.

Cars and small and medium-size trucks can take Browns Mill Road as an alternate route.

But because the route has a 90 degree curve, large trucks should use U.S. 62.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: 859-231-3409, @vhspears