Section 14-132 Regulations as to weight; axle load, tandem axle defined.


    (a) No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any street in the city having a greater weight than sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds on one axle when the wheels attached to such axle are equipped with high pressure pneumatic, solid rubber or cushioned tires, and no vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on the streets of the city having a greater weight than eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds on one axle when the wheels attached to such axle are equipped with low pressure tires, and no vehicle shall be moved or operated on the streets of the city having a load of over six hundred (600) pounds per inch width of the tire upon any wheel concentrated on the surface of the street, the width in the case of rubber tires, both solid and pneumatic, to be measured between the flanges of the rim.

    (b) An "axle load" shall be defined as the total load transmitted to the road by all wheels whose centers are included between two (2) parallel transverse vertical planes forty (40) inches apart, extending across the full width of the vehicle.

    (c) Subject to the limit upon the weight imposed upon the street through any one axle, the total gross weight with load imposed upon the street by any one group of two (2) or more consecutive axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles shall not exceed the gross weight given for the respective distance between the first and last axle of the total group of axles measured longitudinally to the nearest foot as set forth in the following table:
Distance in Feet Between First
and Last Axles of Group
Maximum Load in Pounds
on Group of Axles
4
32,000
5
32,000
6
32,000
7
32,000
8
32,610
9
33,580
10
34,550
11
35,510
12
36,470
13
37,420
14
38,360
15
39,300
16
40,230
17
41,160
18
42,080
19
42,990
20
43,900
21
44,800
22
45,700
23
46,590
24
47,470
25
48,350
26
49,220
27
50,090
28
50,950
29
51,800
30
52,650
31
53,490
32
54,330
33
55,160
34
55,980
35
56,800
36
57,610
37
58,420
38
59,220
39 or over
60,010

    (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting lawful axle loads, tandem axle loads or gross loads in excess of those permitted under the provisions of Section 127 of Title 23 of the United States Code (Public Law 85-767, 85th Congress).

    (e) Those regulations governing weight on interstate highways or other designated state highways enacted by the state legislature shall apply to any highway so designated that is within the city.

(Code 1970, § 12.1090)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 304.180.