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Edsall bridge further restricted; Anthony bridge limit removed

One Allen County bridge was officially freed from weight restrictions Friday, but another had the amount it’s allowed to carry dramatically reduced.

The Anthony Boulevard bridge over the Maumee River has been closed since Sept. 13 while most of the structure was replaced. The new bridge is due to open Thursday.

On Friday, the Allen County Commissioners lifted the weight limit that had been on the bridge for a year before it was closed entirely.

The new bridge features a large pedestrian walkway separated from the street by a railing, which will provide better access to the Rivergreenway trail on the north side of the river.

The bridge over the Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks on Edsall Avenue, however, is not faring well.

The structure, which connects the Memorial Park and Harvester Community neighborhoods on the city’s east side, already had a 12-ton weight limit. On Friday, the commissioners lowered that to four tons.

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