Stranded mega-load gets moving again

Updated Jul 14, 2017

A 560,000-pound mega-load that was stranded in Rhode Island because it was not properly permitted got rolling again earlier this week.

The massive generator aboard a 16-axle flatbed got rolling Monday, July 10, after being stopped mid-trip for almost two weeks. The load was traveling along I-95 when it was spotted by a Rhode Island Department of Transportation employee. When checked, it was found the load had no permit.

To get moving again Bay Crane Northeast, which was making the move, agreed to a $25 million insurance policy, pay for police escorts and pay $60,000 to reimburse the DOT.

The generator is on its way to Medway, Massachusetts.