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Montana Department of Transportation issues new load postings for the White Bear Creek Bridge in Blaine County


October 6, 2021

Fort Belknap, Mont. –– The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) recently issued new load postings for the White Bear Creek Bridge on MT 66 in Fort Belknap, in Blaine County. The postings are part of a multi-year effort to update load ratings and postings on Montana bridges as mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

The FHWA mandate is in response to changes in the trucking industry over the last decade. Truck manufacturers are building specialized hauling vehicles (SHVs), which are capable of legally carrying heavier loads than typical vehicles have in the past. SHV...

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