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Old 01-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Check your height

Not that anyone would ever do this---just a reminder.

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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So this bridge is about a half hour from where I live. It is on Greyson st right next to bright leaf square in Durham. A couple years ago my dd went to daycare near there. I passed under that bridge every day. Wrecks are extremely common there. It is a railroad bridge and is currently in use. I wonder about the structural integrity of the bridge having been hit so many times. And no I would never try to take a trailer up that street.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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That was amazing! Did you see the bridge moved during one of those impacts? Hope they fixed it before more traffic used it....
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -- Dr. Seuss

Wash your hands, flatten the curve - we can do this!
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:55 AM   #4
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We have low bridges in our area, too. Usually, the locals with van body trucks or people with campers are fairly alert with their units. There is no problem with the locals. Travelers are the problem. I'm a commercial truck driver and part time camper and are very much aware of what's overhead when traveling. Problems can arise when one gets off the beaten path and frustrated from being lost. One can lose sight of their height when tryinfg to get where they're going.
It's called PAY ATTENTION!!!! Always.
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Old 09-24-2014, 06:07 AM   #5
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Check your height.

This has happened before. Drivers have driven the same vehicle over the same route for years and suddenly find that a bridge is too low.
How does this happen? State road maintenance puts a pavement overlay on top of the road surface, thereby lowering the clearance by 2-3 inches. Do they change the sign showing the change? Probably not. Would you notice the new sign after driving the same route for a long period?

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Old 09-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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That video is an oldie but a goodie.

I took the photos below a couple of weeks ago when we were in Hershey, PA for the RV show.

Not sure if this was done by a RV or not, but the object lesson here is not only do you have to make sure you clear the obstacle, but you also have to make sure you are not going down hill - which raises the rear end of a motorhome with a significant overhang over the rear tires.

Made it through under the roof...

Only to hit it as they were going down this steep ramp.

Maybe one of the RV dealers had one less motorhome at the RV show this year?
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:54 PM   #7
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There was this truck driver that got stuck under a bridge. When the police showed up, they asked him what he was doing. He replied "Officer I was moving this bridge and I ran out of gas".
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Old 09-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #8
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I wonder about the structural integrity of the bridge having been hit so many times.
If you look close, it looks like the massive I-Beam that they are hitting is there to protect the bridge. They're not actually hitting the bridge. I'll bet if they took that away 90% of those trucks would have fit.... well at least maybe 75%

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