Weight restrictions placed on bridge near Mabton after cracks found

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Weight restrictions have been placed on a bridge north of Mabton after crews found cracks in it during an inspection.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has barred vehicles over 3 tons from traveling over the State Route 241 bridge over the Yakima River. Heavier vehicles are asked to take a 30-mile detour through Granger.

WSDOT says repair work will begin on the bridge once funding is available.