South Bend police enforce weight limit on Michigan Street bridge

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend police wrote several tickets to truck drivers who broke the weight limit on the Michigan Street bridge.

Check it out! South Bend had five officers patrolling the bridge. They stopped any trucks that were over the 20,000-pound weight limit.

Police say most of the tickets are for trucks headed into town, as opposed to going out.

Over the past couple of weeks, they have bumped up their presence on the bridge!

“The structure of the bridge we've been informed by engineers can be damaged further, but mostly semi tractor trailer trucks weighing over 20,000 pounds. So for the safety of commuters, we're out here trying to get those trucks stopped,” said Sgt. Dan Skibins with the South Bend Street Crimes Unit.

Trucks should take Cleveland Road west and follow the signs to get downtown.

Police say they will be monitoring the bridge until the weight limit is lifted.

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