City Hall Enforces Japanese Bridge Vehicle Size Restrictions

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Newly installed height barriers at the Japanese Bridge. (KT Photo: Chor Sokunthea)

PHNOM PENH, August 18, (Khmer Times) – To reduce traffic pressure on the Chroy Changvar Bridge, commonly known as the Japanese Bridge, local authorities have begun to issue fines for vehicles that exceed the weight and height restrictions when crossing.
“The vehicles which abuse the ban will pay a $10 fine and $50 for trucks,” Phnom Penh Traffic Police Chief Chiev Hak added.
The Chroy Changvar municipality has also placed height barriers at either end of the bridge in order to prevent access to oversize vehicles.
The traffic police estimate that as many as 19 trucks and 100 transporters over the size limit have crossed the bridge since the restrictions were instated last week.
“It was found that trucks over the 3 tonne limit and vehicles higher than 2.5 meters in height were still using the bridge,” Mr. Chiev Hak said.
The restrictions to vehicle size are a result of the agreement made between the governments of Cambodia and Japan to repair the bridge which is suffering from structural weakness.

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