[Tagging] Specifying maxweight, when different weight limits are signed

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Wed Dec 30 21:24:23 UTC 2015


Marcos Oliveira wrote on 2015/12/30 19:58:
> Interesting case, the bridge can seemingly resist 25 short tons, yet for smaller vehicules it takes less.
>
> Do you know if this is a legal limit or if being smaller makes the weight less spread out which can structurally damage the bridge?

As the bridge appears to be quite short, it certainly makes a difference if a shorter vehicle loads the bridge with its full weight, while for a longer vehicle only a subset of its axles is on the bridge, while the remaining ones are supported by the solid 
ground.




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