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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

Never heard of this. One decapitation a month!

Video is great

http://www.theatlant...all-truck/3707/


What's the difference an inch can make? At one underpass in Durham, North Carolina, it means either having an uneventful commute or getting the top of your vehicle peeled off in a loud and violent can-opener-type crash.
Big signs and flashing yellow lights alert drivers that the railroad trestle at Gregson and Peabody streets is 11 feet and 8 inches tall. Some drivers don't see these signs or choose to ignore them. That's inevitably a mistake. About once a month, the neighborhood's birds are shaken from their roost by the booming echo of the trestle whittling a too-tall truck down to the proper height.



#2 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

I had heard about this before... Easy to fix... Dig the road out 2'.

One of the trucks in the video was a NCDOT truck, lol.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

lol @ the video.

Who is responsible for the bridge upkeep?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:27 AM

Flashing yellow light-"Your vehicle is too tall!"

FUG YOU, FLASHING LIGHT!!!!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

My company's home office is in Durham, our trucks suffered many a decapitation back in the day.

As the story goes, the owner at the time had all of the truck drivers meet him at this bridge at 6am and told them all if they hit that bridge they would be fired and sued for the cost of the repair.

I still think it's ludicrous that they haven't done anything about it.

#6 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

Watch that video... a lot of those trucks are rental Ryders and Penske's.... people renting them and not used to worrying about overhead clearance... although some pro drivers hit it too... like I said, it wouldn't be hard to fix.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

There's an underpass in Bailey that trucks can't go under. On top of that, it narrows to one car only. No flashing lights, just a sign. You can look at it and tell a truck or anything higher than a car won't make it, but yet people still try.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

They probably do that thing where they crane their necks downward while they're driving as though that will help get them under. Like people do under helicopter blades that are 9' off the ground.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:27 PM

They probably do that thing where they crane their necks downward while they're driving as though that will help get them under. Like people do under helicopter blades that are 9' off the ground.


I still wouldn't wave, though.


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