New weight limit on Mt. Hope Bridge may ‘crimp’ freight transport

Updated at 6:34 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2022

PROVIDENCE – For years, the maximum weight allowed per vehicle crossing the 6,000-foot-long Mount Hope Bridge was 40 tons, or 80,000 pounds.  But updated federal guidelines have led the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority to announce Thursday that the weight limit has been cut by 25% to 30 tons – a development that a local…

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