Trucks Vs. Bridge

This bridge is to low for truck to pass it. There is a sign but nobody pays attention to it..

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+36 1. prankphonecall commented 11 years ago

Instant convertable... :D

You've got to worry about the structual stability of the bridge given the number of collision that have occured. Looks like a train bridge - wouldn't wanna travel on that line.
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+22 2. samxgx commented 11 years ago

the actual reason why this bridge became famous is that it "convertabled" (tnx #1) 13 trucks in 13 months...
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-11 3. prankphonecall commented 11 years ago

I think i've worked out the problem...

The sign is in imperial measurements. Perhaps instead of reading it as 11 feet 8 inches, they read it as 11 minutes 8 seconds.
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+15 4. cranky commented 11 years ago

It looks like a pepperoni slicer.
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+12 5. kazannova commented 11 years ago

one day this bridge will fall down because of these trucks .. it look like its a rail way bridge
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-1 6. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

#3 Distance is measured in kilometers, meters and centimeters (in the metric system) ... not minutes and seconds...
There are also some more dividers (like hectometers, decameters, millimeters) but we won't go into that.

The metric system :

Also I don't think drivers can make that mistake...because 11 meters is the height of a 3 story building.
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+18 7. c0mmanderKeen commented 11 years ago

One day, these trucks WILL fit beneath and they know it :D
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+11 8. rufinus commented 11 years ago

i once was a truck driver myself, and near our firm there was such a "low" bridge. With our trucks it was possible to drive through when fully loaded. a college of mine was on vacation, as he comes back he drove under the bridge fully loaded as usal, but they worked on the road (new asphalt layer) which makes the new road 5cm higher... so not enough space even for a fully loaded truck, unfortunatly for him nobody told him :)

you may ask why we take this risk... the shortcut was about 20km shorter, and we dont have to drive on the high traffic road, which takes around (depends on the time) 30-50 minutes longer.
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+2 9. prankphonecall commented 11 years ago

#6 thanks for that information... but clearly you didn't understand my comment as i was talking about imperial not metric. Just cause you're stupid, don't assume i am!

Have a look at GPS coordinates, they are displayed in degrees, minutes (') and seconds (";). Feet (') and inches (";) use the same symbols. The sign at the end shows 11'-8" which just under 3.6m. 11'-8" could also mean 0.186 degrees.

Yes i realise my comment was stupid as most truck drivers probably wouldn't even get that joke (you're not a truck driver are you?), but i was suppose to be stupid!
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+9 10. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

If the driver had not popped a "wheelie" as he was about to go under at 1:58 he might have made it under the bridge. :D
Every time a bridge is hit a structural engineer has to inspect the bridge and certify that it is ok to use.
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+4 11. max2000 commented 11 years ago

could snotr community help them out, i mean like in linking the truck association to this release, so they be informed on that :|
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+6 12. ismashy commented 11 years ago

#1 and #5 the bridge will not fall because the trucks dont even touch it. It has a metal protection as high as the bridge is before the bridge. You can see it on the video, so they hit the metal bar not the bridge.
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+2 13. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

#9 you just compared the imperial system to minutes and seconds! When in fact you should have compared the imperial system to the metric one... I might believe someone will get confused by this...but NOT by minutes or seconds which are used to determine angles. What dose an angle have to do with distance?
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+7 14. Dragonscale1988 commented 11 years ago

This is actually ongoing issue with this bridge

"Low Clearance can be a real challenge for a truck driver. Especially inexperienced drivers of rental boxtrucks seem to be quite oblivious to the warning signs and flashing "overheight" warning lights at this railroad trestle in Durham, NC. So frequently do trucks crash into the 11-foot-8 clearance trestle, that the railroad company installed a crash beam in front of it. This massive steel I-beam bears the brunt of the impact, protecting the structure that supports this fairly busy railroad track. Believe it or not - they already had to replace the beam once!"

Info taken from " "
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+5 15. watsonlr commented 11 years ago

Oh that sucks! Especially with a rental! That's the one thing that most rental policies specifically exclude on vans. You are on the hook for the whole deal.

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+6 16. InfiniteBoredom commented 11 years ago

What do they expect from lorry drivers. Er geez boss I saw the bridge was too low so er I speed up to fit under it.
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+5 17. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 11 years ago

They should put big flashing lights around the sign!
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+5 18. Sereno commented 11 years ago

You can nicely see all 4 seasons of year ;)
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+3 19. prankphonecall commented 11 years ago

#13 Nothing! That's the point... oh forget it!
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+4 20. montypython commented 11 years ago

Proof that nobody reads road signs anyway. . .
At least the bridge didn't discriminate against which brand of truck was driving under it! :S
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+2 21. Neojack commented 11 years ago

What a strong bridge :D
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+2 22. huldu commented 11 years ago

Ah... the immovable object.
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+2 23. lockandload commented 11 years ago

just shows not reading signs leads to this..
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+1 24. NazzTea commented 11 years ago

It looks like the road goes uphill just as the vehicles pass under the trestle. Watch the bus, it appears to be higher on the far side of the bridge. That would certainly change the indicated "height".
I once bashed the top of a box truck at a bank drive-thru where I was under the height limit, but they had installed hanging lights underneath the ceiling and those were LOWER than the minimum height limit.