Montana Department of Transportation Issues New Load Postings for the Flatwillow Creek Bridge in Petroleum County
January 19, 2022
Flatwillow, Mont. –– The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently issued new load postings for the Flatwillow Creek Bridge on MT 244 six miles Southwest of Flatwillow, in Petroleum County. The postings are 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) capable of legally carrying heavier loads than typical vehicles have in the...