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.
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