Bridge weight limit signage change approved

Lawmakers passed a bill Feb. 23 requiring that the weight limitations of county bridges be posted only in certain situations.

<a href='' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Curt Friesen'>Sen. Curt Friesen</a>
Sen. Curt Friesen

Under LB310, introduced by Henderson Sen. Curt Friesen, a sign indicating the carrying capacity of a county-maintained bridge would be required only if its carrying capacity is less than the limit prescribed in state statute.

A person who drives an overweight vehicle over a bridge or a culvert wider than 60 inches cannot recover damages from the county for any resulting injury or accident.

The bill passed on a 45-0 vote.

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