Winston-Salem, NC--The condition of a bridge in Winston-Salem has prompted the city to issue an alert to drivers who cross it.
Friday, city officials issued a warning about the use of a bridge on Reynolds Park Road that travels over Salem Creek because of its condition.
Use of the bridge is restricted to vehicles that weigh five tons or less. A recent inspection determined that in its current condition, the bridge should not carry vehicles that weigh more than five tons. A replacement bridge is being designed.
The restriction will remain in effect until the replacement bridge is built, which may be as late as 2014.
There are detour signs are in place for vehicles that weigh more than five tons at the intersections of Reynolds Park Road with Waughtown Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Winston-Salem City Officials said the the temporary crossing that carries the Salem Lake Trail across Salem Creek will be taken out of service starting Thursday, May 10, while a permanent bridge for the trail is built. Construction is expected to be completed and the crossing reopened by early June.
The Salem Creek Greenway, which runs along Salem Creek from Salem Lake Trail to Marketplace Mall on Peters Creek Parkway, will not be affected by construction. Salem Creek Greenway users will be able to access that portion of the Salem Lake Trail that runs on the north side of Salem Lake as far as Linville Road. The Salem Creek Trail is closed at Linville Road to widen the trail and add a parking area.
The temporary crossing allowed the Salem Lake Trail to remain in service during construction of the replacement dam for Salem Lake.
For more information call CityLink 311.