Overloaded Truck Crushes Bridge in China

July 19, 2011, a bridge in Huairou district collapsed when a seriously overloaded truck weighing up to 160 ton was passing, no casualties reported. This reinforced concrete bridge was built in 1987; the design load for the gross weight of 6-axis truck isn’t more than 55 ton.

According to road traffic regulations, cargo vehicles over 46 tons in total weight are not allowed without special permit, that truck is more than 160 ton and belongs to severely illegal overloading.

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