TheAdrenaline
3 years ago100,000+ Views
The 11'8" Bridge and How It Became Famous
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!
You would think people would learn by now...
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This is something I would do. How are you supposed to know the height of the truck? I guess if you drove it everyday then you would know, but most of these seem like people who rented
3 years ago·Reply
Damn, someone messed up somewhere. That's for sure.
3 years ago·Reply
@danidee Well...there were a ton of drivers that messed up. Take your pick
3 years ago·Reply
I was blaming the maker of the bridge! Function first - If all vehicles can't use a road bridge properly, then why was the road bridge made?!
3 years ago·Reply
I don't know the logistics of a train track or moving them for that matter, but that's why the bridge is there...
3 years ago·Reply
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