"Can opener" bridge claims 10 victims in 2014

As the end of 2014 draws near, it's time to watch this year's collection of 11foot8 videos, starring the infamous "can-opener" railroad trestle of Durham, NC.

About once a month, some driver of a vehicle that is taller than the unyielding crash beam on the trestle fails to heed the flashing lights and warning signs on display. The consequential rapid deceleration is explosively loud and no doubt startling to the driver.

2014 looks like an average year for the truck-destroying trestle: 10 victims so far, with six days to go.

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