Bridges, Roads & Overpasses

Bridges, Roads & Overpasses

by Marlene

Are there any guides on what Bridges, Roads or Overpass (Heights) are not suitable for RVs. If so, do you check state to state?

We have a 32' 5th Wheel pulled by a Toyota Tundra. Would hate to be on the road and come across any of these that we cannot get through.

Thanks for any information or advice.

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Dec 31, 2020
Avoid low bridges - RV trip wizard
by: Anonymous

I use RV trip wizard it will put all your rv info in and then give rv safe routes, works so far for me.

Mar 28, 2017
by: Kreefan

Actually semi tractor trailers are almost universally 13' 6" high and not all bridges have that clearance. Bridges under 13' 6" are almost always marked but if you're not aware of them it can be difficult to back up or turn around.

My fifth-wheel trailer is 13" 6" high and many new trailers are that high. Truckers atlas or apps can give you locations of low clearance bridges. Plan your trip like you are driving a semi.

Also, just because you don't have any low bridges on your route does not mean you can damage a trailer on low tree limbs. I do not usually travel on any road that semis do not travel on. If they are not allowed on a road there is usually a good reason. If semis travel a road they naturally prune low branches every day with their trailers.

Plan carefully and enjoy your trip!

Jul 06, 2016
by: Anonymous

Make sure to measure your rig, including the the tallest thing on the roof. We come in at 12 1/2, I want something at least 13 ft high to clear easily.

Mar 25, 2016
Good question
by: Lin

Marlene, I had the same question, thanks for asking it.

Mar 08, 2016
Bridges and Underpasses
by: John

Stop by your local truck stop and they have an Atlas that lists low bridges and underpasses throughout the U.S. They are listed State By State and routes. Silica

Jul 09, 2014
Bridges etc.
by: Anonymous

But how do you know if a bridge is over 13 ft? Where is that info given? thanks

Jun 21, 2014
Trucker GPS
by: larryd

I believe there is a Trucker Garmin GPS that will keep you OFF roads that are not passable. Bit more expensive, but my GF loves hers.

Jun 21, 2014
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the info

Jun 11, 2014

You can go under any bridge or overpass that a semi tractor trailer can pass under. The rule of thumb is anything 13 ft or more of clearance is good to go.

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