B Street Bridge weight limit removed
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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B Street Bridge over Gales Creek is no longer weight limited. The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved removing the limit during its regular meeting today (June 1).
In late 2020, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recommended the weight limit restricting some commercial vehicles from using the bridge. ODOT recently completed a refined load rating analysis which indicated the weight limit is not needed.
Of Washington County’s 184 bridges, 12 are now weight limited.
The County’s weight-limited bridges are safe for vehicles not exceeding the posted weight limits. The limits for each bridge are unique, depending on structural integrity and condition. Enforcement of posted weight limits is provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Motor Carrier Officers.
For more information, contact the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (7623) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.
Media Contact:Cindy Remy, Senior Communication Specialist/PIO