OVERSIZE LOAD VEHICLE PASSING OVER THE BROADWAY BRIDGE IN VIOLATION OF THE 8 TON WEIGHT LIMIT...photos provided by Mark Foster
(cnbnews.net)BROOKLAWN NJ --A real safety issue has arisen at the construction site of the Little Timber Creek bridge on Broadway. That bridge connects Brooklawn with the City of Gloucester. Heavy trucks, despite the signs, are crossing this bridge everyday and nothing is being done about it.
Broadway is a Camden County highway (Route 551). Workers, who want to remain anonymous, told me that they have brought this problem to the attention of those in authority but to no avail. Why the police from Brooklawn and Gloucester City are not enforcing the No Trucks signs is a mystery. No one is enforcing this safety issue or even in place to direct traffic that includes everything from overweight, oversized vehicles and truck, and pedestrian traffic as well.
Noted is the fact that the area marked for travel is quite narrow also and it’s a close squeeze when two vehicles are passing, not to mention if a pedestrian is there as well it’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Clearly the sign says “No Trucks” , and also noted is an “8 ton” weight limit.
Also noted is a FedEx truck also obviously over the posted weight limit as well.
The coupe de grace is the “over sized” vehicle with no police escort, and perhaps not a permit to cross.
Several concerned people have attempted to shed some light on this situation before a disaster happens. I thought perhaps by bringing this to the attention of the public that something would be done before a serious accident happens and someone gets hurt, or worst yet, dies..
My brother Mark Foster of Gloucester City took the photos. Mark is certified in traffic control and highway safety and has done work in the road construction arena many times.
EARL FOSTER, BROOKLAWN NJ
GLOUCESTER CITY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TRUCK VIOLATING 8 TON RESTRICTION LIMIT
FED EX TRUCK VIOLATING THE 8 TON LIMIT RESTRICTIONS
EDITORS NOTE: The bridge will be closed to all traffic next week see alert here