MDOT modifies weight restriction on U.S. 51 bridge in Madison County

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MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) modified the weight restriction on the U.S. 51 bridge in Madison County.

Crews recently repaired the steel girders, which had deteriorated. As a result, the current posted weight limits have been modified.

The load restriction on Bridge No. 139.4 over the Big Black River has been modified to the following:

  • 18 Tons H Truck
  • 25 Tons HS Short Truck
  • 28 Tons HS Long Truck

Officials said signs are in place to alert drivers of the load restriction. 

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