There are several bridges in Montgomery County that have posted load limits. Bridges not posted with a weight limit are rated at the maximum legal load limit as per the Ohio Revised Code.

Unfortunately, the condition of our bridges is deteriorating faster than we can replace them with our limited funding.  As a result, we have had to put load limit restrictions on some of the bridges in Montgomery County in order to keep them open to the traveling public until they can be replaced.  Therefore, there are some bridges that will affect the routes that your drivers use that you need to be aware of and request you route around them.


This map shows the maximum allowable loads (carrying capacity) for County maintained bridges.  For bridges on state routes or city streets, contact that agency individually.

Posted Bridge Map


Twp/City Route SLM Road over Feature Located 2 Axles 3 Axles 4 Axles 5 Axles 6+ Axles Semi
Jackson C0044 00.79 Dayton-Farmersville Rd over Tributary to Little Twin Creek 0.2 miles west of Clayton 15 ton 20 ton 21 ton 22 ton 22 ton 36 ton
Clay T0093 01.98 Pansing Road over branch over Brush Creek 0.1 miles S of North County Line Road 15 ton 22 ton 23 ton 25 ton 26 ton 40 ton
Jefferson C0027 03.30 Germantown-Liberty Road over Bear Creek 0.3 miles N of Dayton Farmersville 15 ton 23 ton 27 ton 30 ton 31 ton 40 ton
Jefferson C0149 04.25 Infirmary Road over Opossum Creek 200 Ft South of Dayton Liberty Road 12 ton 12 ton 13 ton 15 ton 15 ton 21 ton
Perry C0230 03.45 Wolf Creek Pike Over Wolf Creek 0.5 miles west of Diamond Mill Rd 15 ton 23 ton 27 ton 30 ton 30 ton 40 ton
Washington C0078 01.18 Alex Bell Road over Holes Creek 200 Feet East of Mad River Rd 15 ton 17 ton 18 ton 19 ton 20 ton 31 ton
Washington C0079 00.50 Mad River Road over Holes Creek 375 Feet South of Alex Bell 9 ton 9 ton 10 ton 10 ton 10 ton 17 ton
Washington T0150 03.84 Lyons Road over Holes Creek 0.1 Miles West of Yankee Street 20 ton 20 ton 20 ton 20 ton 20 ton 20 ton
Dayton KEOWE 10 Keowee Street over Great Miami River 0.1 mile North of Stanley CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

Posted Bridge List available in PDF format

NOTE: This restricted bridge list/map is not static. As bridges are replaced or rehabilitated, the load limit restrictions may be removed or changed. Also, as existing bridges deteriorate or are damaged, load limit restrictions may have to be placed upon them. It is imperative that all users of this list/map make certain that they have the latest version. Montgomery County will make every effort to keep users informed of any changes but cannot accept responsibility or liability for any user not utilizing the latest version of these documents. In all cases, the weight limit signs posted at Montgomery County bridges shall take precedence over this table and map.

Montgomery County’s bridge posting program seeks to make known the safe load carrying capacity of structures which cannot presently withstand the maximum legal load permitted on the highway. The sign restrictions meet federal bridge inspection standards and requirements. To minimize inconvenience and difficulty, truckers are urged to consult a map and this table in planning or predetermining available routes for a particular vehicle and load.

Sample Signs

Here is a sample regular load reduction signs we use:

Weight LimitsWeight Limit 10 TONS

Route SLM Road over Feature Located Emergency Vehicle Weight Limit
2 Axle (EV2) 3 Axle (EV3)
Jackson C0193 03.81 Farmersville West Alex over Toms Creek 0.4 M East of Preble Co Line 29 39
Jackson T0097 00.50 Venus Road over Little Twin Creek 250 feet North of Manning Road 29 36
Jackson T0095 01.12 Anthony Road over Twin Creek West End of Manning Road 29 41
Perry T0092 02.51 Heeter Road over Wolf Creek 250 feet West of Wolf Creek Pike 29 34
Dayton PATTB 8 Riverside/Patterson Bridge over Great Miami River 0.4 miles North of E Third Street 29 40
Dayton GUNTR 47 Guenther Road over Guenther Ditch 950 feet North of Hoover 29 42

Legal Load Permit Map

This Map shows the maximum allowable loads (carrying capacity) for County maintained bridges. For bridges on state routes or city streets, contact that agency individually.

Hauling Permit applications will be reviewed upon submittal to ensure that the vehicle % Ohio Legal Load does not exceed the bridge’s rated % Ohio Legal Load. Permits will not be issued allowing vehicles to cross-posted bridges or bridges that are rated less than the vehicle’s % Ohio Legal Load unless a “Superload” application is completed and reviewed by the engineering staff.

Questions regarding Special Hauling permits and the map should be directed to the Montgomery County Engineer’s Office. Additional information on Special Hauling permits can be found here.