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Gotta appreciate the Irony

Gotta appreciate the Irony

Gotta appreciate the Irony

(OP)
If you can't see it, it says "NO TRUCKS" in big red letters on the slab right under the truck

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

Not a very good safeguard, especially in snow regions. Much better to place the sign at the entry point with a chain preventing large trucks from getting through.

BA

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

I'm not very good with irony. Is the irony "NO TRUCKS" or "Neverfail"?

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

Looks like everyone walked away... could have been worse.

Dik

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

I have got to ask - what has actually happened?

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

I've been wondering that same thing. It's as if we are only seeing a portion of the image and that the missing part is very relevant to the point of the story.

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RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

I'm just not appreciating it....

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

Amusing, but a one-off. For sheer continued mayhem, the 11'8" underpass is hard to beat: http://11foot8.com/ 119 crashes and counting... Some are mere scrapes, while others are full-blown sardine can openings.

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RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

Trucks are still hitting 11'8" after recently installed height sensors now trigger traffic lights red to the over height trucks. Guess if you can't see a low bridge, seeing a stoplight is out of the question. sadeyes

Haven't heard if police are now charging drivers with running a red light to hit the bridge..

11'8" is (figuratively) in my back yard... Durham, NC is about 18 miles from where I live.. glasses

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

They probably take pity on the drivers, since the cost of repairing the trucks in question could way exceed the cost of a ticket. There's one truck where the entire box above the truck bed was fubar.

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RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

(OP)
Apologies, maybe I shouldn't have put this in the "Failures and Disasters" forum. Maybe a "Near miss" forum would be more appropriate. Nothing happened and after a few quiet words, the driver parks up and walks the 20m to deliver the water.

Toby

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

Water is pretty heavy. Perhaps the driver was near the end of his route and had delivered most of the water to other customers. Hopefully the owner will smarten up and put appropriate signage and barricades at the entrance to the parking area. If he doesn't, he could be facing some serious future lawsuits.

BA

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

Many of the 11foot8 'victims' are people who see the bridge is low, but don't understand their vehicle is not. Most are R/Vs and rental vans. A few seem to be making special trips. I doubt many professional over the road truckers are called by the siren song of 11foot8.

Every so often 11foot8 sells artwork - pieces of metal recovered from the scene that have been turned into decorative curls.

I think may favorites are the A/C units on R/Vs ("It's OK honey, the roof is 11 foot5.") and delivery trucks that leave a curlicue of aluminum behind.

The bridge has a nasty sibling that's a bit shorter I think. There's a video of it claiming a truck full of lobsters, setting it ablaze. Here it is -

East Street Railroad Bridge. Truck with several tons of lobsters. 10'4" Bridge.
Lobsterpocalypse 14 242 AC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxUUUaE1O9o

Pay attention to the narrowing of the road, while retaining the sidewalk. There are other videos of drivers hitting the sidewalk and deflecting head-on into traffic coming the other way.

Even fire-fighters aren't immune https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMg5HiLHHt0

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

I'm not sure that I would want that group of firemen responding if my house was on fire. I'm just saying that they didn't seem all that quick getting water onto that truck fire.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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Irvine, CA
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RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

3DDave,

What I find interesting and sad is that 6 vehicles were at the seen and nobody checked on the driver. You don't even see any movement from him until about 3 minutes after the accident.

RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

On that Youtube page, there's a nice compilation of the 11foot8 crashes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

What's fascinating is the differences in damage for the same type Penske or Ryder truck. I guess the heavily laden ones ride lower and sometimes only scrape paint and rivet heads off the top, others do a perfect zippering of the top, while unloaded others get really gouged.

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RE: Gotta appreciate the Irony

That East Street Railroad bridge is apparently 11foot8's "Little Brother." For sheer destruction, it seems to be actually better, because it's not this artificial sacrificial barrier that kills the trucks, it's the bridge itself. Moreover, as 3DDave states, the road itself has a built-in mayhem maker. There's a nice compilation of the mayhem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3-UugI0JoA

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