2016 Maryland Code
Title 21 - Vehicle Laws -- Rules of the Road
Subtitle 8 - Speed Restrictions
§ 21-806. Special speed limitations for elevated structures

MD Transp Code § 21-806 (2016) What's This?

(a) Inspection of bridge or other elevated structure. -- On request of any local authority, the State Highway Administration shall investigate and, on its own initiative, it may investigate any bridge or other elevated structure that is a part of a highway.

(b) Determination of maximum safe speed on bridge or other elevated structure; posting. -- If it determines that the structure cannot safely withstand the weight of vehicles traveling at the maximum speed limit otherwise permitted by this subtitle, the State Highway Administration shall:

(1) Establish the maximum speed limit that the structure can safely withstand; and

(2) At each approach to the structure, place or permit the placement of a suitable sign stating the maximum speed limit.

(c) Effectiveness of posted maximum speed limits. -- A maximum speed limit established under this section is effective when posted on appropriate signs giving notice of the limit.

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