Metric weighbridge at Southampton
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A new 50,000kg-capacity weighbridge 'totalled by the British Transport Docks board at the Eastern Docks, Southampton, at cost of 423,000 came into operation last 4onday.
The first metric weighbridge to be provided t Southampton docks to meet new road ransport regulations, it has been designed to ive both gross and axle weights, with readigs in units of 1000kg up to 10,000kg and hereafter in units of 10,000kg to the 0,000kg maximum.
The weighbridge is 60ft by 10ft wide with n axle weighbridge 4ft long and 10ft wide nd is fitted with a recording and indicating headwork dial plus a time print-out.
Situated between Old Road and Melbury Road, it replaces an existing weighbridge which has become obsolete, and will be able to cope with the ever increasing traffic and larger loads. Provision has been made fora second weighbridge to be installed when required. Adjacent is a marshalling area of over half an acre, allowing vehicles waiting to be weighed to stand clear of the road.
Suppliers of the weighbridge and axle machinery are Henry Pooley and Son; civil engineering work was carried out by West Piling and Construction Company.