Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World

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  1. Reasonable Doubt

    Reasonable Doubt Senior member

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    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.

    http://www.prochan.com/view?p=da1_1351183858
     
  2. Farmer

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    * you bridge!
     
  3. Farang

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    Once a month.. anyone tell them their warning system is not sufficient
     
  4. Lifted

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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? :awe:
     
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    I think they purposely built it just slightly under the stated clearance for the lols. :ninja::biggrin: That are there are a lot more stupid drivers than I thought.
     
  6. Miramonti

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    It would be a shame for the city to do something about it...sensible...but a shame.
     
  7. andylawcc

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    Reasonable Doubt: best new member of 2012?

    edit: oh, oops, he/she joined in 2009.
     
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  8. dighn

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    that's a lot of damage. i feel bad for laughing.
     
  9. Farang

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    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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    Almost all the truck rental places tell you about height clearances multiple times. Crazy dumb people
     
  11. SparkyJJO

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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.
     
  12. Baked

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    Warning is sufficient, there are just too many illiterate people driving out there.
     
  13. LTC8K6

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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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    dmcowen674 No Lifer

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    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.
     
  15. tcsenter

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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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  16. Anonemous

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    Troll bridge
     
  17. LTC8K6

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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.

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/4766966/

     
  18. sdifox

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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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    There is lots of signage well before the trestle.

     
  21. Demo24

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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.
     
  22. LTC8K6

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    The I beam has had to be replaced at least once.
     
  23. sdifox

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    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.
     
  24. DrPizza

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    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.
     
  25. silverpig

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    I can give you a reason every month why it isn't sufficient.