|amenity = weighbridge|
|A large weight scale to weigh vehicles and goods|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
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A Truck scale (US), weighbridge (non-US) or railroad scale is a large set of scales, usually mounted permanently on a concrete foundation, that is used to weigh entire rail or road vehicles and their contents. By weighing the vehicle both empty and when loaded, the load carried by the vehicle can be calculated.
Some countries (e.g. Tanzania) use them on permanantly highway checkpoints to check trucks because of overloading.
Can be a node on a highway or tagged on a short piece of way (but keep the highway tag).
(This page documents current use. It may not have been discussed or voted upon)