Tag:amenity=weighbridge

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Lorry on weighbridge, Douglas, Isle of Man - geograph.org.uk - 352285.jpg
Description
A large weight scale to weigh vehicles and goods Edit
Group: Amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination

highway=* operator=*

Wikidata
Status: in use

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.

See w:en:weighbridge

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)

See also

service=weigh_station taginfo