Officers with Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement were in Maysville late Monday and all day Tuesday, monitoring traffic on the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge. The officers brought portable scales with them to weigh vehicles, particularly trucks suspected of exceeding the bridges weight limit, and set up near the Mason County Public Library. Last week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reduced the weight limit on the historic bridge crossing the Ohio River after a recent inspection revealed some issues with the bridge’s cables. While the bridge is not in any immediate danger, engineering analysis shows the reduced weight limit is needed as a traffic safety precaution and to prevent possible further damage until the structure can be repaired, officials said. “The damage we found on several hanger cables warranted the weight limit posting,” said KYTC spokesperson Allen Blair. If the new 3-ton limit is not enforced, state officials said the bridge could be closed to traffic until repairs can be made. “We understand that the lower weight limit impacts a number of travelers, particularly commercial vehicles, but the change is very important to ensure traf...