Last week, Connecticut State Police (CSP) pulled out the portable scales after spotting an oversized load being transported by a truck on a prohibited bridge.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, on I-95 in the Groton area, according to a release from CSP.
A CSP Traffic Services Unit was conducting commercial vehicle enforcement when an oversized load was observed crossing the Gold Star Bridge.
The trooper was “aware that oversized loads are prohibited from traveling on the Gold Star Bridge” and initiated a traffic stop.
The trooper used portable scales to determine that the weight of the load was approximately 96,600 pounds, a total of 16,600 pounds over the allowable weight.
The trucking company responsible for the oversized load was issued a fine of $11,310.00 for the infraction.
“As a reminder, commercial operators transporting oversized loads should always be aware of size and weight restrictions as members of our Traffic Services Unit actively patrol state roadways, monitoring for the unsafe operation of both passenger and commercial vehicles,” CSP said.