Civil engineer Art Huckelbridge agrees with Main Avenue Bridge truck ban

Cleveland’s Main Avenue Bridge awaits emergency repairs to aging steel supports
The Plain Dealer: Over the summer, officials banned large trucks and buses on the Main Avenue Bridge in Cleveland. The bridge will require about $500,000 in emergency repairs before trucks can return. It suffers from lagging maintenance, according to Art Huckelbridge, professor of civil engineering, who agrees with the heavy truck ban. Such restrictions imply a bridge can’t carry its typical load “with the usual ‘factor of safety,’” he said.