Sacramento County follows State of California Bridge Department guidelines for rating and evaluating allowable loads on all County bridges.
Many bridges in Sacramento County were constructed in the 1930’s and were designed for the types of loads legal at the time. Some of these bridges cannot carry today’s legal loads and these facilities have been posted accordingly. The use of Sacramento County bridges for other than legal and posted loads requires written authorization from the Department of Transportation. Issuing an authorization to allow overweight loads is solely at the discretion of Sacramento County, and the Department of Transportation can deny or refuse to issue permits.
For further information concerning weight limits for County bridges please contact:
Mike Meschi, Senior Civil Engineer