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Old 09-07-2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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I know there are two books with the heights of bridges and tunnels throughout the U.S.

I really don't know the exact name of them, and I check campers world and amazon and I am not having any luck.

Do any of you know the names of these books and where I can find them.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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I know there are two books with the heights of bridges and tunnels throughout the U.S.

I really don't know the exact name of them, and I check campers world and amazon and I am not having any luck.

Do any of you know the names of these books and where I can find them.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:37 AM   #3
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Happymi, a trucker atlas, which you can purchase at any truckstop, will have the information you are looking for plus much more. It's called a Motor Carriers' Atlas. You can also buy it from the Rand McNally web site at www.randmcnally.com.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:14 AM   #4
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HAPPYMI,
Here is the url for the AITA clearance guide. I've downloaded the document to my laptop and have it with me when traveling.


http://www.aitaonline.com/Info/Low%20Clearances.html
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Just be aware that the Motor Carrier's Atlas and the AITA site are for truckers and list only those bridges and tunnels where the big trucks are allowed (clearly marked in the Motor Carrier's Atlas). Once you get off those roads, you're on your own.
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I have obtained the Rand McNally Motor Carriers Road Atlas at Barnes & Noble, and have seen it in other book stores.

I don't rely on any one source. I use TomTom GPS with bridge clearances. I watch for the Yellow Warning signs also that give the clearance. USUALLY they are in enough advance that you can turn around, or avoid the road.
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If you use a mapping program you can download POI's for clearances and then edit the file for your units height.
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Be aware of road resurfacing changing the posted clearance by 3-6". This means you must know the highest point of your rig.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Be aware of road resurfacing changing the posted clearance by 3-6" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The roads I've been on lately, this is not a major problem. Some haven't received any noticeable attention since they were constructed in the 1950s or before.
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We use truckers atlas and AN 1 files I use with my Delmore mapping software, never had an issue. Just watch for the what I call have Half and half bridges. You know like on PA tunrpike right lane is lets say 12'4 and middles well about 13'1, so you just have to plan ahead and move left. Mostly on the older bridges with arch.
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