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#1 slusher

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:49 PM

World's toughest bridge near Durham , NC :


 



#2 JunkPile

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

Thanks,  that is fun to watch



#3 RodneyBad

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:12 PM

Amazing how people Can't Read..

That's Okay, Campers don't need A/C anyways.. LOL.. 

 

Great Video.. #1 



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:17 PM

We have a bridge here that has taken out a few roofs over the years.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Why is it so much fun to watch other people struggle? I don't know... But it is!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

That's pretty funny.



#7 JM485

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

That's pretty funny, thanks for posting. haha!



#8 Casey

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

One could retire selling whitey tighties roadside at that location.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

Big John's Wrecker Service.  Guy has some sweet wreckers.  I think that bridge is about 15 minutes from me.



#10 uncle potts

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:31 PM

That was a hoot!



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

That guy has a Youtube page, always love getting those updates! It's not that this bridge is that strong, the railroad has installed what is basically a giant submarine bar made from girders, that's what slices and dices those rigs ;)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:25 AM

Even the old concrete viaducts will open them up like a sardine can!



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:12 AM

So what I don't get is that they spent money to put up a double camera system, so why can't they go in an lower the road(being a railroad bridge you can't raise the grade) about a foot for 100' either side of the bridge and fix the problem.  Maybe the city is just having too much fun watching trucks get destroyed.  :blink:



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:13 AM

So many non-CDL rigs hitting that - they have a small excuse. A CDL driver hitting that? None.

The camper guys don't even realize they hit.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:06 AM

So what I don't get is that they spent money to put up a double camera system, so why can't they go in an lower the road(being a railroad bridge you can't raise the grade) about a foot for 100' either side of the bridge and fix the problem.  Maybe the city is just having too much fun watching trucks get destroyed.  :blink:

 

I would imagine it's because they don't want trucks on that road in the first place.  If you notice, with the exception of that tour bus - who was probably lost on a GPS and the one larger truck that had the skid steer attached to the back, almost all of those trucks were non-CDL local contractor/rental trucks who were more than likely trying to take a short-cut through town rather than going around town on the designated truck route.  Part of the reason you don't see more CDL trucks in those videos is because drivers of vehicles requiring them realize that "No Thru/Through Trucks" means all TRUCKS, not just some trucks, but not really MY truck because I don't have to have a CDL to drive it.

 

Requiring a CDL is all about the GVW (and the braking system) of the vehicle, not it's dimensions.  That being said not knowing the height of your vehicle is ignorant.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

That was so funny that I had to watch it twice!



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

Just ain't right :unsure:



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:08 AM


My brother is the Bridge Master on the Alligator River Bridge (Tyrrell #7) US 6420061101_133243.JPG

 

 

 

 

He only slices boats



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

Don't you mean, "Only Boat Owners Slice Their Boats" on his bridge??

 

Not a Bridge, but at the church right out my front door, we had Not 1 but 2 Drivers

hit the Overhang at the front door with in one month!!

One was a U-Haul Rental!!

Hate to see his return fees!!!

They did not knock it down, but did push it off angle.

 

It now has Warning signs on both sides warning of the height limit!!



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:43 AM

:lol: Is your truck driving hairy? Do you need to remove some BANGS? Well come on down to the all new Truck Barber in Durham! A little off the front? No problem! A quick trim off the top or all the way back? We've got you uncovered! STOP...on by and see why all the truckers say "It's the quickest shave you'll ever get!"


Edited by MAGNUM4342, 20 March 2013 - 08:45 AM.