The Toughest Bridge In The World

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Misc

Standing its ground for the last 100 years, no truck can take it down. It is INVINCIBLE!
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Male 1,569
They should nickname it "the shaver"
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Male 1,136
This was incredibly entertaining for some reason
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Male 1,164
Surprisingly uplifting.
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Female 685
There`s a bridge up the road from where I went to primary school that regularly does that to double decker buses, peels them sardine cans, which is always fun. If we heard one hit it in the playground we would cheer. It has signs for 2 miles down the road, is painted in glow in the dark paint, makes no difference, they still hit it. It`s about 200 years old, and it ain`t moving.
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Male 168
Pretty sure this bridge is in Durham NC
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Male 15,832
"Just a little off the top."

Here`s what they really need:

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Male 3,310
LOL, having worked for a few years in obtaining overweight/oversized permits I can tell you that these drivers are fuh hucking idiots moving those loads like clearance shouldn`t be issue. FUH-HUCKING idiots. It was a while ago, don`t ask me the permit numbers.
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Male 1,154
11foot8.com says they can`t lower the road due to a sewer main.
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Male 162
Most of these are just idiotic drivers, but bridge heights are difficult to figure out.. For some bridges the height is posted from the sidewalk to the underside of the bridge, giving most an extra four inches of clearance.. Before layers of blacktop reduce the height a few inches at a time.
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Male 307
As far as the "strength" of the bridge, it helps that it has a steel I-Beam in front of the actual bridge, which caught all these vehicles before they hit the bridge.

But hate low stuff like that - in Dallas, there used to be a railroad trestle that was just 8 1/2 feet over the road - SUV`s couldn`t fit under it... the city finally ended up grading the road down (starting like 1/2 mile back) and lowering it at the point of the trestle so that there was 13 feet. However, still catches a lot of the trucks when they aren`t paying attention.
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Male 1,625
[quote]How stupid are these drivers? You`re supposed to be professionals!! Know how tall your ride is!!![/quote]

most of the vehicles in the video were rent a trucks, and the "professional" ones were $5/hr workers
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Male 38,431
apx 1:00 The TWO-FER! Twice the fail!

@PiperFawn is correct: raising a railroad bridge is a massive undertaking, it costs a fortune and takes a very long time.
Lowering the raod might help, but these idiots would still "go airborne" and hit the bridge anyways.

How stupid are these drivers? You`re supposed to be professionals!! Know how tall your ride is!!!
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Male 76
Yup we got ones of those here in the good ol` quad cities.
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Female 2,549
Am impressed by the structural soundness of the bridge!
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Male 5,413
I like the ones that drive off and leave the rest of the vehicle behind.
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Male 687
i couldn`t stop laughing ....i just love idiots.
also..there should be a live webcam to that bridge
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Male 5,101
TruTenrMan hmm little hard to raise a railroad bridge, maybe better to lower the street.
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Male 2,552
As many times as the city has probably had to have fixed the bridge, they could have raised it.
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Male 594
"why would the city build a bridge lower then the standard height of a 5 ton"

This bridge was built in 1940...
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Male 1,442
@loleh: The bridge is over 100 years old, before trucks was even invented... That is why below stardard. There was none at the time.
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Male 28
all parties are involved are kinda dumb, why the hell do all these truck drivers not know how tall their trucks are, most trucks say what clearance they need right on the side of the truck. and why would the city build a bridge lower then the standard height of a 5 ton and then put a camera on it... just to entertain us I suppose?
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Male 4,893

When you rent a box truck they will sell you insurance. That insurance will cover everything except the top 12inches...for this reason.
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Female 4,447
In Davenport, Ia, we have what everyone calls "Truck Eating Bridges". They`re 11` 8" railroad bridges, like the one in this video. Someone is always hitting them. It`s a joke among the locals. Businesses situated near the bridges usually have a "wall of shame" with newspaper clippings of various semis, trucks and RVs accidents. People need to learn to read the damn signs, seriously.
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Male 79
You would think after a while companies would re-route their trucks, saw penske and Two men and a truck a few times each. what more does it take?
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Male 2,988
this is probably filmed over the duration of a month or so
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Male 5,314
you`d think after a dozen accidents they`d put up those markers, like at a drive through, all around the intersections on both sides of the bridge saying "if you hit this you`ll hit the bridge."
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Male 2,711
"Damn! Wrong sign... it was supposed to read TEN foot 8!"
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Female 97
There`s a bridge like that near where I live. We get a couple of trucks every year get stuck under it, the council even put up steel barriers before it so it wouldn`t get damaged (just in case) and drivers somehow still get stuck. Once there was one that started to tumble and got wedged at a 45 degree angle under our bridge.
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Male 3,285
Only in america can drivers be THAT stupid.
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Male 2,518
That was so full of fail it`s full of win!
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Female 8,044
Link: The Toughest Bridge In The World [Rate Link] - Standing its ground for the last 100 years, no truck can take it down. It is INVINCIBLE!
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