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The Toughest Bridge In The World

Hits: 10198 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1428 Posts
Monday, October 29, 2012 3:56:12 AM
They should nickname it "the shaver"

syke22
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1137 Posts
Friday, October 26, 2012 10:36:26 PM
This was incredibly entertaining for some reason

Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Friday, October 26, 2012 4:43:31 PM
Surprisingly uplifting.

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Friday, October 26, 2012 10:06:41 AM
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.

ddaq89
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 158 Posts
Friday, October 26, 2012 8:29:21 AM
Pretty sure this bridge is in Durham NC

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14826 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:18:19 PM
"Just a little off the top."

Here's what they really need:


thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:26:39 PM
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.

kree_
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 403 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:41:16 PM
11foot8.com says they can't lower the road due to a sewer main.

dmoltrup
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 157 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:35:01 PM
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.

DFWBrysco
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 307 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:23:20 PM
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.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:50:58 PM
How stupid are these drivers? You're supposed to be professionals!! Know how tall your ride is!!!


most of the vehicles in the video were rent a trucks, and the "professional" ones were $5/hr workers

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26309 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:47:15 PM
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!!!

xxsevynxx
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:44:40 PM
Yup we got ones of those here in the good ol' quad cities.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:24:55 PM
Am impressed by the structural soundness of the bridge!

8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:08:00 PM
I like the ones that drive off and leave the rest of the vehicle behind.

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:06:39 PM
i couldn't stop laughing ....i just love idiots.
also..there should be a live webcam to that bridge

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3892 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:40:42 PM
TruTenrMan hmm little hard to raise a railroad bridge, maybe better to lower the street.

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:20:08 PM
As many times as the city has probably had to have fixed the bridge, they could have raised it.

anarchsoul
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 590 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:52:30 PM
"why would the city build a bridge lower then the standard height of a 5 ton"

This bridge was built in 1940...

Evil_Eye
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1451 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:47:42 PM
@loleh: The bridge is over 100 years old, before trucks was even invented... That is why below stardard. There was none at the time.

loleh
Male, 30-39, Canada
 28 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:35:38 PM
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?

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3775 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:35:22 PM

When you rent a box truck they will sell you insurance. That insurance will cover everything except the top 12inches...for this reason.

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4552 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:30:03 PM
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.

pokherkid
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 79 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:29:01 PM
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?

CoyoteKing
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:22:16 PM
this is probably filmed over the duration of a month or so

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