Skip to comments.This Low-Clearance Bridge Trestle Is A Crashing Success [Video + Audio Of Trucks Getting A Haircut]
Posted on 09/08/2013 9:24:44 PM PDT by zeestephen
The Norfolk Southern Railroad's overpass, built 100 years ago, leaves just 11 feet, 8 inches for drivers to squeeze underneath.
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Criminally stupid people. If you don’t know how tall your vehicle is, you shouldn’t be driving (especially large vehicles).
But...the GPS said this was the right way!
They need more signs preceding it and a couple of this bumpers hanging down befire the bridge to catch their attention.
All of those rental trucks got their front end off the ground pretty well.
The campers losing their top pieces yet continuing on were fairly entertaining.
I particularly liked the tractor trailer that tried to avoid the bridge that ended up tearing out the stop sign.
I’m surprised that bridge is still standing after all of those collisions.
“Im surprised that bridge is still standing after all of those collisions”
It’s protected by a great big steel crossbeam that’s set at the same height as the bottom of the bridgework.
As you can see here, it’s pretty clear that you get a warning your vehicle is too high, and have the option to turn right or left to avoid it (and there’s another warning a block north telling you a low clearance).
Painful to watch. But I couldn’t look away. LOL...
They are hitting the crash beams in front of the bridge, not the bridge.
Theyez just maroons
How hard can it be to lower the road a few feet the next time it’s repaved?
A major sewer line is there.
Reminds me of the time I was driving a dump truck approaching an underpass. There was a slow hydraulic leak that if one wasn’t watching would slowly raise the dump. About 100 feet and four or five seconds before I went under it I glanced in my side mirror and saw the raised dump. All stop! :)
The best scenes are with the camper trailers that slow down... so they can squeeze through. Then they speed back up and keep on going, never mind the shave.
If some local university engineering student wanted an interesting project, he could create a camera setup that identified the trucks that were about to run into the bridge, and caused a STOP message to flash.
Even a simple flashing sign that said CAUTION -- LOW BRIDGE would help. Or a stop sign.
The video is funny, but that is just too much pointless property damage.
Math is hard! All those fractals. fractions, whatever!
How are we supposed to know what that sign meant?
The road leading up to the bridge has a warning 300’ back of the bridge, so that traffic can make a left/right turn before becoming committed to the path.
Analogy: liberals vs reality.
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