Here's some welcome news for people who enjoy watching videos of trucks getting their roof scraped off by the notorious 11 foot 8 Bridge (aka The Can Opener) in Durham, NC: the guy who runs the YouTube channel has added another camera so you can see the action from two angles.
This time a truck got stuck under the bridge, necessitating a tow truck to extricate it.
From the YouTube description:
This is the sequel to this week's "Attack of the reefer trucks," and this time "umbrella man" (on the right) has to run for his life to avoid getting hit by the flying debris. This time the bridge wouldn't let go so easily of the truck, and so they had to bring in a big tow truck to remove the busted reefer truck. The entire operation took almost 2 hours, during which Gregson St. was completely blocked off on a Friday at lunchtime! This road has a traffic volume of 11k-12k vehicles a day, so traffic was a mess, too. Enjoy the video! This is crash # 143 since April 2008.
I’ve written about the 11foot8 bridge (aka the Can-Opener) quite a few times here on Boing Boing. Located in Durham, North Carolina, it’s a 79-year-old railroad bridge that has a lower clearance than the height of many common commercial trucks. It’s scraped the top off of 147 trucks since 2008, the year that Jürgen Henn […]
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