flatbed truck drivers and their trucks have been recruited for an unusual job
On the weekend of September 10, they’ll each load up with 148,000
pounds of concrete blocks, then drive repeatedly across a floating bridge on
Washington transportation planners say the idea is to simulate the
movement of a light-rail train, which they’re considering using on the bridge.
A spokesman for Puget Sound Transit told Land Line that they already know it’s safe – and feasible – to run light-rail across the span, but that the truck test will give them
engineering data they still need for designing the project.