VIDEO: Space X “Super Load” Backs Up Traffic

An unusually large “super load” caused traffic problem in westbound lanes of a construction zone along Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County Friday afternoon.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the 16 foot wide, 14 feet 3 inches tall, nearly 290 foot long load weighed 690,312 pounds.

Some large concrete barriers needed to be moved so the “super load” of Space X equipment could safely pass by.

A state trooper directed traffic at the scene.

Tuesday the load will travel south from Oakley on US 83 Highway eventually leaving Kansas near Elkhart.

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Kansas Highway Patrol photo