A bridge on Reichs Ford Road has been reopened to traffic after being closed for five months because of concerns about its structure.

Frederick County's Division of Public Works, Office of Transportation Engineering, and Office of Highway Operations announced Tuesday that the bridge over Bush Creek on Reichs Ford Road between Ijamsville Road and Bartonsville Road had been reopened.

After being closed on September because of concerns about the safety of its structure, the bridge was replaced with a single-lane Acrow bridge.

The new bridge has a posted weight limit of 60,000 pounds. The prior bridge had a limit of 30,000 pounds.

The alignment of the bridge was changed to allow drivers better approaches when entering or exiting the bridge.

The bridge was built in 1911 and rehabilitated in 1994.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

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