35-ton Bus Drives Over 10-ton Bridge

Weight limit warning placed before a bridge is there for a reason. If you don’t understand the possible consequence of not abiding by the limit, here’s a video that will demonstrate it. Fortunately, disaster did not strike. It was still a spine-chilling warning not to mess with the weight limit nonetheless. Also, you will be surprised it happened in the U.S., specifically in Beaver, Arkansas.

The story went that the historic Beaver Bridge is a 10-ton rated bridge that spans across the White River at Table Rock Lake, but despite it being so, a bus weighing 35 tons went ahead and made the crossing to the horror of onlookers. As you will see in the video, the bridge sagged dangerously as the bus passed the sections that do not have rigid support.

You can hear some motorists honking at the bus in an attempt to warn the bus driver, but to no avail. The video caught the attention of the local authority and the bridge was promptly closed to check for any damage. It was subsequently reopened on October 18. I sure hope everyone who watched this video learned something about imposed limits – weight and height included.

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Limit is there for a reason and if you need to know the details, go ask an engineer. But really, it does not take a genius to see the potential danger associated with going against the set limit.

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Source: Autoblog.