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Watch This Bridge Destroy Dozens of Trucks and Buses
Gizmodo ^ | October 26, 2012 | Jesus Diaz

Posted on 10/26/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT by EveningStar

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.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: bridge; durham; lowbridge; napl; northcarolina
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1 posted on 10/26/2012 11:47:05 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 10/26/2012 11:48:01 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: lowbridge

Look. Another lowbridge. :)


3 posted on 10/26/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All

Might be cheapest to lower the road by 2 feet or so.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 11:55:44 AM PDT by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: EveningStar

Did I see Obama’s bus trying to fit a victory into 46 percent?


5 posted on 10/26/2012 11:57:15 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: EveningStar

CW McCall, Wolf Creek Pass: took that top row a chickens off slicker’n scum off a Louisiana swamp.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 12:10:45 PM PDT by lurk
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To: EveningStar
And here I thought that Gina was in Italy.

Gina Lollobrigida (Gina Low-lo-bridge-i-da)

Don't you just love cantilevered structures?

7 posted on 10/26/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: EveningStar

Worked right there next to the bridge in Bright Leaf Square for a number of years. The average was just about 1 every other day. They finally put up a steel beam in front of the bridge with yellow and black warning tape with a light that starts flashing if the truck is too high as it approaches. They spent three days setting steel in concrete and erecting a beam detached from the bridge that would take the force of the blows from the trucks. The paint on the new warning system hadn’t even dried before the next truck came along and “WHAM!”... peeled back it’s top like a tin can.

Based on the demographics of the majority of the truck drivers, they probably should have put the warnings in Spanish. Just saying....


8 posted on 10/26/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: BushMeister

Even if they dug the road down about two feet there’d be some idiot who’d drive a truck through that’s three feet taller.

I wish I had a bridge like this where I live. I’d be handing out awards to the drivers for how much they took off the top, how much air they got with front tires, and other such things.

I think I would improve that bridge with digital signage that says, “Have a nice day!” with smiley face that lights up right before contact.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 12:35:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BushMeister

Even if they dug the road down about two feet there’d be some idiot who’d drive a truck through that’s three feet taller.

I wish I had a bridge like this where I live. I’d be handing out awards to the drivers for how much they took off the top, how much air they got with front tires, and other such things.

I think I would improve that bridge with digital signage that says, “Have a nice day!” with smiley face that lights up right before contact.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 12:37:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SES1066

Ducka You Head...Lowla Bridgeada.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 12:39:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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BFL


12 posted on 10/26/2012 12:39:37 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: EveningStar

sides are aching bump.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 1:01:35 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: EveningStar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


14 posted on 10/26/2012 1:13:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

And I thought I was unique! :-)


15 posted on 10/26/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: EveningStar

Back around the time of the Coolidge Administration, Grampa told the story of his partnership in a delivery truck.

His partner was driving the truck one day and came to a low overpass. (There are a fair number of those in Chicago because of the tremendous number of train tracks in the city back then.)

So the partner stopped, assessed the clearance situation, and decided he needed to let the air out of the tires to get under.

So they ended up with ruined tires and a busted truck top.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 3:16:41 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or if there’s a literate trucker, how ‘bout

“Have a nice dray”?


17 posted on 10/26/2012 3:31:38 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Slings and Arrows

18 posted on 10/26/2012 3:48:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

Laz would hit it!


19 posted on 10/26/2012 3:56:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Daffynition

Ooffhhh!


20 posted on 10/26/2012 4:03:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

21 posted on 10/26/2012 7:17:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Erasmus

LOL!


22 posted on 10/26/2012 8:11:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SES1066

beany & cecil fans know what a low-low bridgi-da is...


23 posted on 10/27/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
beany & cecil fans ...

"Inspector, inspector, arrest that man ..."

"Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. Holidays, Sundays and special rates."

24 posted on 10/27/2012 4:08:50 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: EveningStar

ping


25 posted on 10/29/2012 5:17:42 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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