Routing Trucks through Georgia: Avoiding Posted Bridges

​Posted bridges carry restrictions on truck travel. These restrictions notify truck drivers of the maximum weight the bridge is designed to carry by type of truck.

Road signs are posted indicating the type of truck and corresponding weight limits along the road in the direction of travel approaching a posted bridge. The 00 on the signs as depicted below indicates that type of vehicle is not currently posted. The numerical values beside each truck indicate the legal limit for that truck.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) requires trucks that contain loads over the posted weight limit to take an alternate route. For truck drivers, this may require planning the route in advance to avoid posted bridges.

 

Follow Instructions to avoid Posted Bridges.


​To ensure you are using current data, periodically download and overwrite your saved copy of the Bridges.kmz file GDOT Bridge Load Limit Data.