Weight limit in place for 205th Avenue bridge

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation
Map of county weight-restricted bridges, highlighting 205th Avenue
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A 19-ton weight limit on the 205th Avenue bridge over Beaverton Creek was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting today (April 20).

The restriction will protect the bridge for use by passenger vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians and lighter-weight trucks. 

Of Washington County’s 184 bridges, 13 are now weight limited.

Weight limits remain until bridges are repaired or replaced. The County’s weight-limited bridges are safe for vehicles not exceeding the posted weight limits. The limits for each bridge are unique, depending on structural integrity and condition. Enforcement of posted weight limits is provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Motor Carrier Officers.

For more information, contact the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation Operations and Maintenance Division at 503-846-ROAD (7623) or lutops@co.washington.or.us

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Cindy Remy, Senior Communication Specialist/PIO