Montana Department of Transportation Issues New Load Postings for the MacDonald Creek Bridge in Petroleum County
January 13, 2021
Winnett, Mont. –– The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently issued a new load posting for the MacDonald Creek Bridge in Winnett, in Petroleum County. The posting is part of a multi-year effort to update load ratings and postings on Montana bridges as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The FHWA mandate is in response to changes in the trucking industry over the last decade. Truck manufacturers are building specialized hauling vehicles (SHVs), which are capable of legally carrying heavier loads than typical vehicles have in the past. SHVs are single-unit,...