11' 8" Bridge

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Bakerman, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Medium Load Member

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    Uhauls might clear it now, but Penskes and Ryders are 13'6" like us. They'll still strike it
     
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  2. lovesthedrive

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    Easier to lower the roadway than it is to raise the above area.
     
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  3. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    As previously discussed elsewhere involving the “Canopener”raising the bridge and/or lowering the road were both looked at. Neither was deemed economically feasible.
     
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  4. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    I meant lower the bridge so it would not appear even remotely feasible for a truck to pass under. I’ll bet it claims even more victims now than before.
     
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    It doesn’t even appear feasible NOW...
    Even with all signage,metal bar and LED LIGHTING UPGRADES they did to warn drivers about the low clearance of that particular bridge people still don’t know how to take a hint!!!
     
  6. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    That depends on what is holding the bridge up and what else is under it.
     
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  7. buzzarddriver

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    When you look at the site on Google Maps, if you turn left at the light then go one block you can turn right across the RR tracks at a grade level crossing. Seems a large sign showing the route would be less costly than the replacement of bridge beams.
     
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  8. snowwy

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    That would only work if drivers would actually READ the signs.

    That bridge is a clear case of they don't. LOL

    Just like the port. Signs says OPEN WHEN FLASHING. And every trucker still rolls through with no flashing lights.
     
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  9. MGE Dawn

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    If you're referring to the Port of Entry, I have to respectfully disagree. If a driver rolls through a closed PoE, that at least shows some signs of brain activity in the form of "better safe than sorry." Striking an 11'8" bridge, though... no signs of life from that brain to be detected
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The port is closed. How is it better safe then sorry?
    That's just a bigger risk for inspection. If the lot is empty. And they're actually working.

    Keeping in mind. This is during working hours. Not at night when they ARE actually closed.
    They close during the day. Even though they're not actually closed. Just not rolling trucks through at the current moment.
     
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