Bill deals with trucks with oversized loads

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Bill deals with trucks with oversized loads


OLYMPIA, Wash. – There’s a move in the Legislature to limit permits for trucks carrying oversized loads.

Spokane Senator Michael Baumgartner has introduced a measure that would deny travel permits for a load that exceeds the height or width of the minimum clearance on its route.

A semi with an oversized load struck overhead crossbeams on the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River last week, sending a section of the bridge and three vehicles into the water.

Baumgartner says the state transportation department shouldn’t issue permits for trucks that are larger than the bridges they cross.

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