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#1 dropped82 ONLINE  

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 11:44 PM

If you all don't know, I drive a semi for Pepsi. Its a tough job but I enjoy it most of the time. Keeps a roof over my family's head and feeds my kids. Sometimes gives me some tractor money. Anyways, this is a good reminder for anyone pulling a trailer with any kind of height to it. READ BRIDGE HEIGHTS!! I was returning Friday from my route and pulled up behind this. All I could say was WOW! The pics speak for themselves. Driver was not hurt luckily. Could've been worse.uploadfromtaptalk1378528941191.jpg
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He hit the bridge running about 40mph. Given that is a 28' trailr he went from 40 to 0 in around 12'. Once again, no one was hurt. Just the equipment. Be safe!

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Wow! thankfully he wasn't hurt


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 12:21 AM

Wow, that would be sudden stop. Good to hear no one was hurt. 


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 12:25 AM

A low bridge jumped out in front of him. Bummer!


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 01:43 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty paranoid when I'm driving the motorhome.

Good thing is we have a GPS that is optimized for trucks/campers. You plug in your height, width, length and weight, and it routes you according to those specs, and avoids things like low bridges.

Here's a vid with a few that 'didn't make it':



This bridge has it's own web site :D :D :D


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 05:43 AM

If he damaged the bridge he is in for more trouble too.  I used to build bridges (all were over streams). I hate to see things like that because it means a lot of wasted money. Usually its the drivers fault, but in CT there are alot of overpasses that aren't properly signed. The warning doen't appear until you are already where you can't turn off. Truckers beware of the roads in CT, when you get off the Interstates. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 05:46 AM

Thank god he wasn't hurt , hurt his pride a bit.....


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 06:37 AM

The truck doesn't look to be unusually high. That must have been a serious shock to the driver. It looks like it stopped in half the length of the trailer so hopefully he wasn't going that fast. 


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Sometimes knowing your height isn't enough. One guy with a semi dump truck tripped his dump lever without knowing it and the box slowly crept up while going down the road.

 

Say, could you imagine the explosion of a semi load of soda pop?!!


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 08:28 AM

The 11foot8.com camera is on a road in Durham NC.


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Posted September 07, 2013 - 08:42 AM

65 through Indy is closed for the next 2 months due to bridge problems. When they repaved the interstate they didn't remark/measure the bridges and we have a couple that have been hit multiple times. Now they are cutting out the road and lowering it. That was not the bridge he hit though. He hit a 10'2" bridge with this trailer.

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Posted September 07, 2013 - 11:06 PM

Good timing on this.  I was just told of an incident in CT within the past day or two where a truck lodged under an overpass and then got hit by a loaded car carrier that couldn't stop in time.  Bet that was a heck of a mess with the cars flying everywhere.


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