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11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:02 am

Not sure if folks know about this: http://11foot8.com/. It's a bridge famous for over-height trucks crashing into it.

https://www.youtube.com/user/yovo68/videos seems to their channel.

"Thanks" to another forum pointing to this tweet: https://twitter.com/movesafedurham/stat ... 1030217729, they're apparently going to raise it. :(

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Re: 11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:27 am

i wonder if they will just excavate and lower the roadway--seems the task to raise a train track would be much greater, more disruptive to traffic, and take a longer time to complete.

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Re: 11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:03 pm

I guess the endless parade of peeled trucks finally convinced them that signage isn't a substitute for adequate design.
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Re: 11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:57 pm

I was looking thru https://www.youtube.com/user/yovo68/videos and it seems like it might be best to sort by most popular or to look for ones that have keywords like these in the title: speeding, red light, wheelie, destroy.

Here are some unique ones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufEJuALS5Z4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7nQOsQeqg4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3MUqRRlNmk

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Re: 11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:02 am

Awww. We have a 12' 3" can opener in my town. It's been hit a ton of times and the old Bethlehem Steel crash beam finally had to be replaced. I must see at least one post a week on the local Facebook about a truck hitting/getting stuck under that bridge. The bridge was built way back in the day before giant trucks were a thing. It would be almost impossible to change it now since it's the main street and one of only two ways to go North/South in my town (the other is a grade crossing). They actually had to build a temporary crossing back in the day while the bridge was being built. I can't imagine the insanity of trying to use that detour now or even trying to force all those vehicles through the other crossing. The next closest crossing after that is the highway outside of town...
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Re: 11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:03 pm

This one was probably the loudest / most shocking one: https://youtu.be/TvxDhgDjVCA

I live about 15 min south of this bridge and often drive right under it. It consumes about 1 truck / trailer per 2 months or so. What's comical is the towing company had to design a special heavy duty tow truck trailer that barely fit under the metal brace protecting the bridge. Apparently, since the inception of the YouTube channel, the videos have been viewed 60 Million times. The guy running it setup a security camera with audio right outside his office and is obviously making a killing running the channel.

The bridge and road have not been modified due to: the bridge raising would require regrading miles of track on both ends, and the water main underneath the road cannot be moved. Funny that they finally decided that 8 in raise would be possible now. It's likely the height gained is due to using less deep i-beams and slight raising of the track.
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Re: 11 foot 8 "can opener" bridge being raised :(

Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:26 pm

That one almost made it all the way through. ;-)
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