SOUTH BEND — It’s hard to miss the warnings and signs along S.R. 933 in South Bend at the Leeper Park Bridge. Each warning/sign is supposed to give drivers enough time to find a detour if their vehicle and load is over 10 tons.
That weight limit is in effect for the Leeper Park Bridge until the Indiana Department of Transportation fixes it. INDOT wants repairs to the bridge and railings completed by September.
INDOT put the weight restrictions in place because of cracks in the span and railings. Those cracks ... big and small ... are everywhere.
“It’s not that the bridge is unsafe,” said Matt Deitchley, INDOT spokesperson. "We just don’t want any more damage to happen before we get it all fixed up.”