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MDT begins implementing new load posting signs on state's bridges

 

August 13, 2020

Montana Department of Transportation

The new weight limit sign on the bridge over the Clearwater River on Boy Scout Road.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has begun implementation of new load posting procedures on public bridges across the state as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). As a result, motorists may soon start to notice new weight limits and signs on some bridges. The postings are part of recently updated federal requirements for bridge load rating and posting.

Bridge weight restrictions are required when the engineering analysis of a bridge, known as a load rating, indicates that it cannot carry standard, legal loads. Load ratings provide information about how much...



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