DOWNEY - Ongoing repairs on the Firestone Boulevard Bridge over the San Gabriel River have prompted the city to alter its municipal code reflecting a reduction in the weight limit from 40 tons to 20 tons.The state of California, which constructed the bridge in 1934, relinquished ownership of the bridge to Downey and Norwalk in 1994. Both cities own half of the bridge within their respective boundary lines. Downey and Norwalk contract with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for inspection and maintenance services. Last month, an inspection revealed damage to the bridge. By amending the municipal code, Firestone Boulevard is eliminated as an approved truck route between Stewart and Gray Road and the east city limit.
********** Published: September 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 24