Damage found on bridge near Lynden; weight limit in place (w/map)


LYNDEN - A bridge on West Badger Road, just east of Axling Road, is closed to commercial trucks heavier than 25 tons because damage to a support was found during a recent inspection, according to Whatcom County Public Works.

A wooden support called a "pile cap" was crushed, probably by an extremely heavy load that crossed the bridge, said Joe Rutan, assistant public works director.

Repairs haven't been scheduled yet, but the bridge is safe for vehicles lighter than 25 tons, Rutan said.

About 3,000 vehicles per day cross that bridge, many of them commercial trucks traveling from the Sumas border crossing to Interstate 5, Rutan said.



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