Low Bridge Vs Box Truck
Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:06 AM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:14 AM
Edited by mjodrey, November 03, 2012 - 07:49 AM.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 07:19 AM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 11:08 AM
We have a low- underpass railroad bridge here in town, and I have seen a few trucks stuck under it. The I - beams and related structure are bent up a bit , and have plenty of rubbed - off paint on them. I just shake my head.....
Posted November 03, 2012 - 11:53 AM
There is a railroad crossing in Kings Mountain NC that in the past 3 years has had 8 trucks get caught on it. It says all over the place no trucks. And yet the idiot drivers from the local yarn mill get stuck constantly and the poor Amtrak train has hit nearly all of the truck that have been stuck. They finally closed the crossing. I think stationing an officer with a shotgun near the crossing would be more effective and wouldn't be near the headache of having to drive around town to cross the tracks.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 02:53 PM
The best excuse I've heard for a driver hitting a bridge was, "Usually I drive a flat deck." Okay, the guy wasn't used to worrying about height. Guess he hauls low loads too. Of course you'd think he'd be paying more attention if he's doing something unfamiliar to him.
My favourite is the city worker here who whacked a bridge in a dump truck. He was driving around with the box half-raised. No explanation as to why was offered, but I heard through the grapevine that he was a supervisor (not in the union) with 20 years experience and will face no disciplinary action other than a fairly minor traffic fine.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:21 PM
Edited by LilysDad, November 03, 2012 - 04:22 PM.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:27 PM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 04:42 PM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 06:29 PM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:23 PM
The beam fell on top of an SUV crushed it right behind the drivers seat and it took an hour to cut the driver out. She spent a night in the hospitol and got out with minor injuries.
The driver of the truck was cited for not having a valid CDL and failure to heed warning signs.
It took 4 days to put the tressel back together.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:29 PM
Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:38 PM
lol....I seen that on Spike, one of those worlds dumbest episodes.....they say theres so many warnings and cautions posted because that bridge gets hit so much....wouldn't it be easier to raise the height....if its been there this long it prob needs rebuilt anyway....plain and simple, ya can't fix stupid!!
I don't know that it would be all that easy to raise the bridge, especially with a railroad tressel where they would have to start a couple miles back in either direction to raise the grade to raise the tressel. When I 80 was designed in the 50's all bridges were designed so the military could move their largest ballistic missles across the country.
Now Trinity Towers, makers of windmill towers has moved into the old Maytag factory. To haul towers east they have to go down HWY 14 over the interstate and down the ramp because the overpass at the 168 is too low for them to go under. I ould bet you could not move military missles down 80 because they have gotten too big.
Posted November 03, 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted November 04, 2012 - 12:16 AM
- MH81 said thank you