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 the side street. After a bit of back and forth and a honk, the dance was over and everyone went about their business. This is crash #146 since 2008.
Our favorite truck-eating bridge is being lifted by 8-inches, which will effectively put it on a starvation diet, because many more trucks will be able to pass under it without getting their tops ripped off. In this video, we see how a crew is raising the bridge. From the 11foot8 bridge YouTube channel: On October […]
As Rob posted earlier, the infamous “can opener” bridge in Durham, NC is undergoing an upgrade to turn it from an 11-foot-8 bridge into a 12-foot-4 bridge. This means it will no longer rip the tops of trucks driven by people who didn’t heed the warnings. The video above was posted yesterday on the 11foot8 […]
The 11’8″ bridge in Durham, N.C., which has brought so much misery to unobservant truck drivers and so much joy to the internet, will be raised to 12’4″ this week. Is nothing sacred in the age of Trump? On October 26, I spent the afternoon at the 11foot8 bridge as the crew was working on […]
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