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Undefeated - The Toughest Bridge in the World

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.
Special for Prochan and LiveLeak. Edited by Tubezzz (the-tubez.prochan.com)
All footage courtesy of 11foot8.com - copyright Jürgen Henn.


Added: Oct-25-2012 Occurred On: Oct-25-2012
By: tubezzz
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Tags: Undefeated, Toughest, Bridge, World, 11-8
Location: North Carolina, United States (load item map)
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  • That's what you get for not using the metric system :p

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  • That truck peeler works like a dream!

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  • Huge yellow height warnings with flashing lights, and they STILL hit it...

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    • @ProudEnglishman

      "that warnings not for *me*" is what is going through their heads. Quickly followed by the contents of their overhead compartment LOL

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    • @ProudEnglishman
      I know they must be fucking blind!! The one with the bails of hay made laugh, the first one drove straight at it even though the lights were flashing! But the second one following him right behind with exactly the same size load of hay seen the first one hit the bridge and still kept going WTF was he thinking......

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    • @ProudEnglishman
      It should also launch tire spikes.

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    • @ProudEnglishman
      It would be so easy to strip the tarmack, dig 50cm depression and put the tarmack back on.
      But you know, we're talking Yanks.

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    • @LoveShock Actually, it wouldn't be. The bridge is located in a very old section of town that was built before modern standards existed. The bridge is too low, and the water and century old brick sewer lines are just under the surface. Dropping the roadbed would be a very expensive project, because ALL of the infrastructure under the roadway would need to be rebuilt along with it.

      If it were that easy, they'd have done it a long time ago.

      Besides, why should the taxpayer have to shoulder the More..

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  • IT CUTS...IT CHOPS...IT DICES.

    Do you need the roof on your truck removed?
    Is that air conditioning unit on top of your bus or camper bothering you?

    Well, head onto North Carolina, we can take care of that for you in seconds.

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  • They should put a hanging sign up the road that is the same height as the ceiling of the underpass saying if you hit this sign you will hit this bridge.

    Also commercial drivers should be well aware of their vehicles height and see the sign describing the size of gap available.

    City planners need some common sense there I see

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  • Couldn't help but yell on behalf of that boss bridge. "Yeah get some bitches! Where the f do you think you're going with that hay... you don't need A/C for this tour m-fers... hope you got insurance with that rental ahole! Get some! Get some!!!"

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    • @jhrisk Coke came out my nose when I read your comment...the fizzy kind...

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  • the time they spent making it strong would have been better spent making it tall.

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    • @rob9021 Or simply digging a deeper depression in the street.

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    • @rob9021 Unfortunately cities are not allowed to touch anything railroad. I know someone that works for the city where I live and they weren't even allow to run fiber line across it... they had to bore it underground. They did what Eternal suggested and depressed the road, which works until it rains hard and floods.

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    • @rob9021 100 years ago there weren't many 12 ft. tall trucks

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    • @Eternal21
      I'm afraid that when the bridge was built height was ok...but then some genius kept redoing the asphalt under it over the years...

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  • Oh, so that's why when you rent a moving truck the insurance doesn't cover the roof. Too many people are retarded and wreck them.

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  • At what point do you say fuck it and redesign the damn thing.

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  • This is one of the best liveleak videos ever. The funny part isn't the trucks, it's the cameras set on the bridge and nothing done after the second time this happened.

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    • @Billn911 There's not a whole lot they CAN do. There's a sewer main that runs directly under the street, so they can't lower it. And raising the bridge would halt RR traffic for months, since they'd have to re-grade the tracks for miles in either direction. You'd think a big flashing sign that gets triggered whenever a truck is too tall would be enough, but some people obviously can't read signs.

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    • @Elk Snot no, something else should be done. Most of these clips are non-commercial drivers. You don't need a CDL to drive an RV, UHaul or rental truck. Yes, you should read signs but clearly something is wrong here. That little sign doesn't paint the picture to what could happen here. Next person to get hurt here has a great case against the city with this documented history of known accidents. The city has an obligation, this happens with other dangerous intersections, 4 way stops and dangero More..

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    • @Billn911 The city doesn't own the railroad trestle, the railroad company does. It would cost them millions to raise the tracks, plus they wouldn't be able to ship anything during the construction on that route.

      And the flashing lights only trigger when a truck hits a sensor that shows it's over the clearance. Then they start flashing yellow on either side of a sign that says something to the effect of "You can't clear this bridge, so turn before you hit it". They put up several sign More..

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    • @Elk Snot Wrong thumb

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    • @moefugger No worries...been there!

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  • If aliens ever invade the Earth we gotta get them to try to follow us under this bridge...

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  • It appears as though it's off by approx. 6 inches. I'm surprised the city doesn't (dig) and lower the level of the road by about 8 inches or work with the railroad to raise the level of the bridge.

    After destroying so many vehicles, I'm sure the cost would pay for itself. Heck maybe even the insurance companies might be willing to pay some of the cost.

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  • I don't know why, but I find this hilarious! XD

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  • One vote for music!

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  • If I die and come back as a bridge, this is what I want to be.

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  • one day a bird is going to land on it and it will crumble

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  • That is some funny shit...

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  • There's a reason why they put those lights up there.
    All truck drivers should always know their height with the load.
    These folk didn't.

    Oh well, you can't fix stupid, but you can muffle it with duct tape.

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  • I drive a 18 wheeler across 49 states here in the US and live my whole life in Brooklyn, N.Y. and been trained by top notch instructors. The ppl on these leaks throughout LiveLeaks wouldn't last a 3 days on the road w/ SNI's Training Engineers. Thank you SNI for a low tolerance for idiot drivers.

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  • that bridge is an asshole, GET A JOB!

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  • No one seems to noctice the flashing yellow lights.

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