The weight limit went into effect last week after a recent preliminary examination of the bridges by engineers from the Texas Department of Transportation. Signs listing the weight limits have been placed at both bridges.
The maximum gross weight for each bridge is 48,000 pounds or 24 tons. The weight limit for a tandem axle on a vehicle is 21,000 pounds or 10.5 tons. These weight limits apply to 18-wheel semi-trucks or other heavy trucks, but would not affect passenger vehicles or smaller trucks.
The City of Georgetown and TXDOT are evaluating any future actions that may be needed in order to insure the integrity and useful life of the bridges.