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30 Sad Pics Of Trucks And Buses That Tried To Fit Under A Bridge And Regretted It Immediately

30 Sad Pics Of Trucks And Buses That Tried To Fit Under A Bridge And Regretted It Immediately

The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass is commonly known as the 11-foot-8 Bridge and… The Can Opener. But more on that later. This railroad bridge in Durham, North Carolina, was built in 1940 and allows passenger and freight trains to cross over South Gregson Street in downtown Durham and like its first nickname suggests, its clearance for vehicles was 11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m). This was a standard height at the time it opened. But the standard clearance since 1973 has a minimum height of 14 feet (4.27 m).

Despite numerous warning signs yelling just how low the clearance of this bridge was, a large number of trucks, buses, and RVs have collided with the overpass at high speed, tearing off roof fixtures, and at times shearing off the trucks’ roofs. That’s what earned the bridge its second nickname, The Can Opener. Some people even call it the “Gregson Street Guillotine”. In October 2019, the North Carolina Railroad Company, which owns the bridge and tracks, raised the bridge by 8 inches (0.2 m) to 12 feet 4…

30 Sad Pics Of Trucks And Buses That Tried To Fit Under A Bridge And Regretted It Immediately

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