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Donna M.'s Comment
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0969189001571183900.jpg This is the bridge I went across few weeks back with 44,000 in box. Good things I was praying as I crossed!

Errol V.'s Comment
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(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

Donna M.'s Comment
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I don’t care if I’m empty. I’m going another way!

RealDiehl's Comment
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I always have to do a double-take when I see weight limits in tons too. My mind initially reacts like, "50-ton-limit...oh shoot! I'm way over 50,000 lbs."

JuiceBox's Comment
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(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

I just need to know that I am understanding weight restrictions. My understanding is that it is the total of the tractor trailer and load. So a load weighing 44k would be somewhere in the range of 75k total(depending on configuration), which would put her very close or over the weight restriction of 74k? Let me know please because I've been running around the last couple years believing this to be true.

Steve L.'s Comment
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(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

Yeah, but if she’s anything like me, my truck & trailer are about 16.5 tons empty with fuel. So that would put it over the limit.

I saw one today, near Sturgis, MI (farm road) and the sign said 62T. 😳

Jeffry T.'s Comment
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(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

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Yeah, but if she’s anything like me, my truck & trailer are about 16.5 tons empty with fuel. So that would put it over the limit.

I saw one today, near Sturgis, MI (farm road) and the sign said 62T. 😳

That 62 tons in sturgis Michigan is because you can be plated for up to 160000 lbs alot of steel haulers will have 6 to 8 axle trailers or Michigan trains.

PlanB's Comment
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44k in the box plus the weight of the tractor and trailer will just almost max out my Truck. Definitely would be above 37 tons.

I went over that bridge last week. Saw that sign and for a moment was cussing the positioning of the sign. I happened to be 36 tons gross but that sign was so badly positioned you had nowhere to go if you were over weight except over the bridge.

(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yep. With 46,000 in the box, I’m at 78,000 pounds

And yes, I always wondered why the signs are AT the bridge. What are you supposed to do st that poi , back a few miles to where you can turn around?

Errol V.'s Comment
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(Hey, Donna. Did you catch that the warning mentioned Tons and your scale ticket is in pounds?)

Your 44,000 pounds is 22 tons, so you're way under the new bridge limit. But praying never hurts. :-)

Yeah, my mistake. I read your "44,000 pounds" as scale weight (almost empty), not BOL cargo weight.

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