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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Brookings County Restricted Bridge Reminder

It has come to the attention of the Brookings County Highway Superintendent that multiple overweight trucks have been crossing restricted bridges in Brookings County.  Codified Law states: 

32-22-48.   Damages for crossing bridge with overweight vehicle--Misdemeanor. Any person who drives or operates, or causes to be driven or operated, any vehicle, laden or unladen, upon, over or across any bridge which has been posted in accordance with § 32-22-47 and which exceeds in weight the maximum weight in pounds, as provided in § 32-22-47, is liable for damages to the proper county, township, or the State of South Dakota, to be recovered in a civil action by such county, township, or the State of South Dakota, as the case may be, for any injury or damage sustained by such bridge by reason thereof. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 1949, ch 175, §§ 3, 4; SDC Supp 1960, §§ 28.1424, 28.9920; SL 1976, ch 197, § 2; SL 1978, ch 158, § 47; SL 1983, ch 241, § 7. 

Map of Restricted Bridges in Brookings County