Massive Joes River Bridge overload

Maybe we need bigger signs? Maybe we need some enforcement?

There has been a weight restriction of 2 tons (excluding buses) at Joes River Bridge for a while now, but grossly overloaded trucks are destroying the bridge bit by bit, day by day.

Concerned Bathsheba resident

NOTE HEAR: Barbados Free Press editor george cover up the number plate because Clive & Marcus are not hear. If the sender want to put in the number plate in the comment that is there bisiness.

george

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11 responses to “Massive Joes River Bridge overload

  1. Peltdownman

    The 2 tonnes limit posted I believe refers to axle loading, not overall weight. This truck has 3 axles, therefore the weight allowed is 6 tonnes. Obviously a truck fully loaded with sand weighs far more. The same is happening daily on the Turners Hall Road, which is again beginning to show signs of serious degradation. But wait! Don’t the companies operating these truck get the contracts to re-build the roads? Now I get it!

  2. Really?

    please….here not hear…please check your spelling free press!

  3. Photographer

    I took the photo & sent it to the Advocate & The Nation (& a friend who’s obviously sent it to you!) & purposedly did not cover up the number plate, it will be intersting to see whether they cover the plate or not (if they publish it) . This is happening on a daily basis with sand trucks , construction trucks etc ignoring the 2 ton limit. Slippage cracks are reappearing on Horse Hill (that appeared after Tomas) & are just being filled in each time, as you drive past the church the house on the right has a cracked guard wall that was followed from a crack across the road, I noticed yesterday the house walll is now cracked. There are several you can see below the church by the bus stop. It looks as though there were cracks at the bridge as well which have been repaired.

  4. Steupse

    @Really?
    Mind your own BUSINESS! Hear?

  5. BFP

    Hello “Really?”

    George never claimed to be an English Major, but his heart is in the right place and he looks after things at BFP every so often to give us a break. Bad English or not we love him anyway!

    Cliverton

  6. Luv yer spellin, dude

    NOTE HEAR: Barbados Free Press editor george cover up the number plate because Clive & Marcus are not hear. If the sender want to put in the number plate in the comment that is there bisiness.

    Oreet den.

  7. Pee 4019

    and de SL be 3990

    Wunnuh deal wid dat den.

    P 4019

  8. Photographer

    See you got the plate #’s!! thanks friend!
    I was told this evening that the Police spoke to various truck drivers last evening, as a result some workers were dropped at the Horse Hill side of the bridge & walked across with the trucks turning & going back up Horse Hill. Good news.

  9. The Spy

    Good work BFP !

  10. Ivan Taylor

    We already know that Bajans dont Understand English
    Maybe it should Read “Big Trucks cant Cross De Bridge”

  11. Poitically Tired

    No one is taking any notice of the weight limit , as the sand trucks, full & empty have been seen crossing as well as construction trucks & I followed a truck with a skip on it as well. So suppose we wait for the bridge to break again…..