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Old 11-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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Arrow Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World

Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World

This train trestle have stood its ground for the last 100 years.
This fact doesn't deter some drivers from challanging the bridge about once a month. all of them fail.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
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Once a month.. anyone tell them their warning system is not sufficient
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Once a month.. anyone tell them their warning system is not sufficient
You'd it would be easy enough for the railroad, or the city since it's their road passing through the railroads property, to just dig a bit and move the road down a foot. But then again, where are the lulz in that?
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You'd it would be easy enough for the railroad, or the city since it's their road passing through the railroads property, to just dig a bit and move the road down a foot. But then again, where are the lulz in that?

I think they purposely built it just slightly under the stated clearance for the lols. That are there are a lot more stupid drivers than I thought.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #6
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It would be a shame for the city to do something about it...sensible...but a shame.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #8
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that's a lot of damage. i feel bad for laughing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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You'd it would be easy enough for the railroad, or the city since it's their road passing through the railroads property, to just dig a bit and move the road down a foot. But then again, where are the lulz in that?
I'd be surprised if that bridge hasn't killed someone. Some of those cars seem to be going near 25 maybe even 30mph, it doesn't take much more than that to tear your aorta at a sudden stop. Some of the crashes look like almost instant stops
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:58 PM   #10
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Almost all the truck rental places tell you about height clearances multiple times. Crazy dumb people
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:13 AM   #11
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There is a train bridge near me that was very low also. Got a tour bus stuck under it not too long ago.

They did lower the road bed underneath it a little bit to help.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:29 AM   #12
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Warning is sufficient, there are just too many illiterate people driving out there.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:36 AM   #13
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They are not hitting the bridge at all. They are hitting the guard beam placed in front of the bridge. It's actually a few feet away from the bridge.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #14
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Warning is sufficient, there are just too many illiterate people driving out there.
That's a non-standard height.

They should lower the road bed or close the road.

Hope all those people sue the shit out of both the railroad and the city the bridge resides.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #15
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Are the height limit/warning signs really about six feet before the bridge or is there like another set further back to give people more reaction time?

Edit: The actual clearance of the 11foot8 bridge is 11 feet 10.8 inches at the crest of the road. WTF!

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:58 AM   #16
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The railroad long ago got tired of fixing the trestle, so they put a massive guard beam in front of it. There is also an over-height vehicle detector that informs drivers of over-height vehicles that they won't fit. There are huge problems with lowering the road bed, especially under a trestle.

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Durham police statistics show seven wrecks have occurred in the past year at the Gregson Street bridge. Four more have occurred at a similar bridge at Ninth and Main streets, and five have occurred at a bridge at Pettigrew and Roxboro streets, police said.

The city installed signs indicating the 11-foot, 8-inch clearance under the bridge and even set up a sensor system that triggers a blinking light to warn oversized trucks.

Norfolk Southern Corp., which owns the bridge and the rail line, erected a metal beam in front on the bridge to reduce the number of direct hits on the underside of the structure. Inspectors check the bridge whenever a truck hits it, officials said.

The state Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining Gregson Street, and engineers say there is nothing left to do to prevent future collisions.

"There's an issue with who is responsible," Henn said. "Who's problem is it? It's tricky."
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It's not the bridge doing the shaving. It's the clearance I-beam gate in front of the bridge. Very good design since replacing I-Beams is a lot cheaper than trying to fix the concrete structure.

Easiest is to close the road from truck traffic.
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Are the height limit/warning signs really about six feet before the bridge or is there like another set further back to give people more reaction time?

Edit: The actual clearance of the 11foot8 bridge is 11 feet 10.8 inches at the crest of the road. WTF!
There is lots of signage well before the trestle.

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I'm pretty sure there are many signs indicating its height well before the bridge, people just ignore it. Wonder how insurance handles you running a rental truck into a bridge.
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It's not the bridge doing the shaving. It's the clearance I-beam gate in front of the bridge. Very good design since replacing I-Beams is a lot cheaper than trying to fix the concrete structure.

Easiest is to close the road for truck traffic.
The I beam has had to be replaced at least once.
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The I beam has had to be replaced at least once.
I saw the warped beam picture. I have actually seen this type of thing happen but it was at a worse location. Two level parking lot, with lowering upper deck. Plenty of signs that say no truck under parking structure and the truck route was the closest to the entrance of parking lot. This dumbass wedged the truck under the parking structure. I mean you can see the ceiling lowering gradually for crying out loud.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:22 AM   #24
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I'm pretty sure there are many signs indicating its height well before the bridge, people just ignore it. Wonder how insurance handles you running a rental truck into a bridge.
It doesn't. When we rented a truck to move, the guy went over it half a dozen times - there's one trestle in the area that the truck will not fit under, period - that damage would NOT be covered by the insurance. It also says this on one of those pages for "undefeated."

On a related note: brother-in-law built a garage for their RV. A big garage (since an RV has to drive into it.) He carefully measured the height of the RV, but while standing next to it, and not 50 feet away from it, you don't really see the air conditioning unit on top. Drove the RV into the garage for the first time & ripped the air conditioning unit right off.
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Warning is sufficient, there are just too many illiterate people driving out there.
I can give you a reason every month why it isn't sufficient.
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