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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 158-H.F.No. 242 
           An act relating to transportation; providing for 
          strength, width, clearance, and safety standards for 
          bridges; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 
          165.03, subdivision 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 165.03, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  All bridges hereafter Each bridge, 
including a privately owned bridge, must conform to the 
strength, width, clearance, and safety standards imposed by the 
commissioner for the connecting highway or street.  This 
subdivision applies to a bridge that is constructed after August 
1, 1989, on any public highway or street, including streets 
within cities, shall be at least of sufficient strength to 
support with safety any vehicle with a weight of 20 tons on two 
axles with ten foot centers, with not to exceed three-fourths of 
the weight concentrated on one axle, when driven at a speed of 
not to exceed three miles an hour.  The bridge must have 
sufficient strength to support with safety the maximum vehicle 
weights allowed under section 169.825, and must have the minimum 
width specified in section 165.04, subdivision 3. 
    Presented to the governor May 18, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 19, 1989, 9:02 p.m.