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Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by IndianaMatt, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. IndianaMatt

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    The Durham train trestle has 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.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pildh99WDaM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pildh99WDaM[/ame]
     
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  2. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    ROFLMAO.... less than 12 feet, means less than 12 feet. Hello!?!
     

  3. JW1178

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    I've seen that bridge. They have signs all over the place warning that it is low, but I guess those who don't read one sign won't read 20.
     
  4. G23Gen4TX

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    Maybe it's time to build a higher bridge?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Or smarter truck drivers? :dunno:
     
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    Maybe it's time to teach Darwinism with examples
     
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    We already change too much to accomodate stupid people.
     
  8. G23Gen4TX

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    Love your answers. Obviously the bridge is too low. The drivers are obviously stupid but the bridge is too low for current height vehicles.

    All the have to do is build a frame above the road before the bridge with some chains hanging off it that are at the same height as the bridge. That way drivers will hit the chains first and stop because of the noise.

    Then you put a sign up where they will most likely stop saying "The noise from the chains is better than the noise from the bridge".
     
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    "Undefeated" has been terminated.:rofl:
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing that, if someone had another link...
     
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    Got another link:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDAmE_e2ms4"]Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World - YouTube[/ame]
     
  13. Atomic Punk

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    there are some bridges and overpasses in PA that list < 13 ft. but they measure from the top of the curb. so most are really tall enough for a 13ft 6 in truck.

    NY has some overpasses that say 12ft 10in or so. but if you drive in the middle lane you can clear 14ft.
     
  14. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    It's been posted before. I seem to recall they also have those rubber bumpers before it. Hit the bumper, you'll hit the bridge.

    I hit the bumpers with my wife's Pilot with the roof racks on going into a low underground garage last summer. I was glad they had them.
     
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    The bridge has a chopper bar so they dont actually hit an damage the bridge. It is a steel I beam just before the bridge at the same height. There are also warning signs leading up to the bridge and sensors that turn on the flashing lights to warn the drivers.

    Notice most hits are not professional drivers. Rental trucks and motor homes.

    All morons.

    We get equipment in at work that has hit a bridge but thats usually because they are incorrectly marked. Bridge may be marked 14'2" but the road has been repaved and is now 14'0"
     
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    I'm with this. Not out of concern for the idjits, but what if it does fail? What about the people on the trains? And the people on the buses? Should they be killed because of the drivers ****tardery?
     
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    I wonder how many of those are local drivers. I followed a truck on detour years ago in Tenn and went under a bridge. He was carring a large tank of some type and cleaned the top off of it.
     
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    Especially the guys hauling hay. If the front truck hit it why did the second truck follow???
     
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    And all of those people are voters.
     
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    [ame="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=3c0_1351184890"]LiveLeak.com - Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World[/ame]

    Seriously, why wouldn't they dig the road down a couple feet so that modern traffic would fit under that thing? At a minimum, put a bar out like they do for parking garages. If you can't clear the PVC, you can't clear the overpass.