Posted this morning, this stands among the more spectacular can openings to occur beneath the 11-foot-8 bridge at Gregson and Main.
In the evening hours of March 28, a semi truck hit the 11foot8 bridge in quite a spectacular fashion, at pretty high speed scattering debris across the intersection. Luckily no one was injured! The busted semi trailer was wedged under the trestle for over 90 Minutes before the recovery operators were able to winch it out of the canopener's "jaws" ... the beast has been fed! This was crash # 145 since April 2008 ... and probably the biggest mess we have seen here, yet.
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 […]
The 11-foot-8 bridge in Durham, North Carolina, went relatively easy on the driver of this truck, taking just a small nibble from the top. From the YouTube description: A boxtruck hit the crash beam at the canopener bridge and then almost backed into another overheight truck right behind it, as that one was turning onto […]
Named the Can Opener due to its ravenous appetite for tall trucks, the 11′ 8″ bridge in Durham, N.C. has cameras trained on to capture incidents. This week, however, it captured something else: the sound (and blast wave) of a nearby industrial explosion. It is operated by Jürgen Henn who runs 11foot8.com — a website […]
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