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Old 10-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Here it is again - 11' 8" bridge

Seen it before, but it is making the circles again. It is a good visual aid for all of us to remember = "CHECK THE YELLOW SIGN(s)"

Watch This Bridge Destroy Dozens of Trucks and Buses
Truckers of the world! No matter how many times you try it, no matter how much you duck inside your cabin as get through it, no matter how strongly you believe the warning signs don't apply to you, your vehicle is never going to be able to survive an encounter with Durham's 11-foot 8-inch tall bridge.
This satisfying video is proof of it.
According to 11foot8.com, this train trestle is 100 years old, so it was built at a time" when there were no standards for minimum clearance." They are not raising it because the Norfolk Southern Railroad doesn't care: it's their bridge and the only thing they want is to guarantee the safety of their trains. "As far as they are concerned, they solved that problem by installing the crash beam," 11foot8 says. Any potential solution—like raising the bridge or lowering the road—is too expensive to be worth it.
The city of Durham installed warning sings along the three blocks that precede the bridge, but the imbeciles still keep ramming into it once every month on average. Oh well, thanks for the show, stupid!
(watch in full-screen mode - it's more fun!)

11' 8" Bridge

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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Honey, why doesn't the A/C come on, and the TV is all fuzzy?

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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They need to sharpen the "I" beam! More vehicles would make it under that way instead of getting stuck part way through!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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This never gets old.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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They need a camera that gets a picture of the drivers face!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:04 AM   #6
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Don't remember the highway right now, but when I was in animal health, trucks had to go off the road where the shoulder should have been and drive down through a big mud hole to get under the railroad trestle... Delivering to farms , you have to 'improvise' some times...
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #7
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There's a bridge in East Chicago IN. that goes from 14' on one end to 12' on the other, if you don't get over far enough you won't make it.... I went under that bridge hundreds of times before it got me. I didn't move far enough over and it took out the right front corner of a 13'6" semi trailer...
While in Mackinac City Mi. we watched as a motor home wiped the AC off the roof going under the 10'4" south end of the Mackinac bridge. The bridge is clearly marked 10'4" but catches it's fair share of RVs....
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #8
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That is way cool that sign is there for a reason and the yellow lights anyone who hits that one well I just won't say it
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #9
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #10
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Seems like a LOT of locals are caught..
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I think it is US 15/501 south
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I like it. Although it looks like something stupid that I would do

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