West Kelowna posts weight load limits at its road bridges

City says it will monitor its bridges to make sure heavy trucks don't use bridges that can't handle the weight.

How much weight can road bridges in West Kelowna handle?

Drivers will now know following a rating evaluation by the city.

West Kelowna conducted the load rating evaluation recently of all its vehicular bridges and has posted information on load limits for the travelling public at bridges where load limits apply.

As indicated in the city’s bylaw No. 0092 and under the B.C. Commercial Transport Act, bridge load limit signs advise drivers what the maximum bridge load limit is at relevant locations. Any vehicle that exceeds the posted weight restriction must use an alternative route.

The city says it will be monitor municipally-owned bridges and any vehicle operators found in violation of posted load load limits could be held liable for subsequent injury and damages caused to bridge by the weight of their truck.

For more information please contact the West Kelowna’s roads department at 778-797-2225 or by email at roads@districtofwestkelowna.ca.