In the wake of the Minneapolis bridge collapse, oversized trucks will not be allowed on the Throgs Neck Bridge without special permits, government officials said. As a result, a program that started two years ago for heavy trucks was rescinded.
Overweight Trucks Restricted on Throgs Neck Bridge
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the bridge is safe for drivers, but as part of a biannual inspection, some damage to the bridge was discovered.
The maximum vehicle weight on the bridge is 80,000 pounds, MTA spokeswoman Catherine Sweeney said Thursday. But the program allowed certain state-permitted trucks with six or seven axles weighing 105,000 pounds to travel in the center lane at 30 miles an hour at any time.
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