Wheaton City Council passed an ordinance last night amending the Official Motor Vehicle & Traffic Schedule to prohibit vehicles weighing more than 20 tons from traveling across Creekside Drive bridge over Spring Brook Creek in Wheaton.
Vehicles that most likely exceed 20 tons include large semi-tractor/trailer trucks, loaded garbage refuse collection trucks, full capacity school buses and large fire apparatus trucks. City staff has notified School District 200 and Lakeshore Recycling about the new bridge weight limit.
Creekside Drive Bridge over Spring Brook Creek is located between Spring Green Drive and Gone Away Lane in the Streams subdivision. The reinforced concrete structure with wood timber piles was originally constructed in the 1970's. The City of Wheaton will inspect the bridge every 12 months.