Truck scales erected for first time on crossing between Israel and PA

Truck scales erected for

Truck scales have been erected on the Meitar overland border crossing between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, according to a statement released Monday by the Tzach Orny construction company. The bridge, 18 meters in length, will be used to weigh vehicles and their cargo in order to prevent overloading - a serious traffic hazard. A weight limit of over 100 tons will be placed on vehicles wishing to cross. It marks the first time such a structure has been used to monitor the Israeli-Palestinian border.