Meaning of "bridge" law?

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  1. chp56

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    Maybe pulling my leg,but someone told me the bridge law doesnt apply to "bridges" per se, but has to do with the "bridge" between your kingpin and rear axle--have I been had?
     
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    Kinda both. The bridge law formula is set up to regulate the number and spacing of truck axles, and how much weight each can hold. And it was set up to protect bridges lol. ..

    Look on page A15 of your road atlas for some guidelines about it
     
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    Well,if you're under,your under--how does the spacing protect bridges?
     
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    Ok,thanks road medic--I guess it does have to do with "bridges" in the traditional sense-
     
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    Spreading the stress out over a wider area
     
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    He just gave you a picture of what i said lol
     
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    And noggin--I knew I could get the right answer here
     
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