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The timber piling underneath a bridge on CSAH 14, west of Brewster, is showing considerable deterioration due to exposure to both wet and dry conditions over the years. The damage led to new weight restrictions on the bridge, forcing vehicles of more than 10 tons to find an alternate route.

Nobles County facing bridge woes


WORTHINGTON -- Increased truck traffic and vehicles designed to carry larger loads are creating a toll on Nobles County's bridges that were designed 30, 50 and up to 70 years ago.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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