Oversized Load

Oversized loads require a special transportation permit, issued by The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans).  Our load is over the height limit.  A permit had been obtained for a 14’6″ load (at the top of the steam dome).  Our final measurement (including rail, angle of the trailer, etc), measured 15′ 3″.  This required a new permit.  The request was submitted first thing in the morning, and at this point, we are waiting for our permitted route from CalTrans.  The permitted route will take into account the height of overpasses, overhanging wires, and any other known obstacles which may interfere with safe travel.   We anticipate the need for a pilot car on 120 in Tuolumne County.  Brendan Siminuci, of Siminuci Construction, has volunteered to provide pilot car services for that portion of the trip.
Jim Bays and Mark Johnston take last measure of the high point of the load for the permit.

Jim Bays and Mark Johnston take last measure of the high point of the load for the permit.

State Parks Heavy Equipment operator, Mark Johnston, waiting for the permit.

State Parks Heavy Equipment operator, Mark Johnston, waiting for the permit.

All loaded up, and ready to hit the road!

All loaded up, and ready to hit the road!

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