11 foot 8 inch Clearance
11 foot 8 inch Clearance
Jesus was a Woodworker
Speaks to both the toughness of the bridge and the stupidity of humans!!!
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We had a new bridge being installed here recently. A truck hauling a large track hoe struck it and must have lowered the arm on the track hoe with the initial hit. The driver apparently pulled over, down the road, checked his load and kept going. He bent the first girder about 6" out of square. It must happen often as the DOT has a machine that will heat and bend them back into place, which they used to fix it. Not sure they ever tracked down the truck though.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault
I like the little wheelie some of those trucks do when they make contact. Those drivers deserve a few extra points for style.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
I like the part where some keep going and did not stop to see what happened! One would think that they would feel, hear the top being removed.. Glad that it was them not me. I guess I could fit in the stupid category.
Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
Sad thing is that this happens about once a month and the guy had enough footage to make the video.
But if I remember right the same thing happened almost as often on the bridge just past the paper mill in Westbrook Me.
It could be worse You could be on fire.
That's HILARIOUS!!! We have a couple of bridges in our area that get hit almost every year. The one down the road from me got hit twice in about 2 months this year. It's on my way to work and I was able to get around them OK. The railroad had to instal large steel girders a few years ago on either side of the bridge to take the impact instead of the bridge itself.
Woodturners make the World go ROUND
I want that 5 minutes of my life back! Pretty darn funny.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Tellico Plains, TN
My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.
There used to be a saying, "Keep on Truck'n."
I guess it really applies here.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.