Bridge in Pierre gets another one

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Hammer166, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    That company has to be TRULY DESPERATE if they’re having white Volvos run their loads!
     
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  3. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    can you walk, breathe, and chew gum.....at the same time?


    never mind....pick one and you're golden!
     
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  4. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    They’ve done pretty much everything except making it so trucks can’t make the left turn to go that way. There’s a federal building right on the corner so the turn off the truck route has to be truck friendly. Otherwise they could make it so guys couldn’t make the turn, then they’d just get hung up on the barricades instead of hitting the bridge.
     
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  5. prostartom

    prostartom Bobtail Member

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    Could be worse, there are still some white Prostars running around!
     
  6. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    "Gonzales says officials need to do something about the bridge that catches numerous trucks and campers every year."

    I agree wholeheartedly. If there are bridges that reach down and catch numerous trucks and campers every year, then yes, something must be done.

    Otherwise, these bridges become serial offenders and may eventually become a threat to cars.
     
  7. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw Insignificant Otter

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    Don't forget the children!:eek:
     
  8. Bud A.

    Bud A. Road Train Member

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    The lights did flash, according to the first audio clip. That's the one where he blames his GPS for telling him to make a U-turn, and also the sun got in his eyes, and the lights were blinking, and then....

    "Gonzales also misinterpreted a sign on the south side of the bridge pointing to a detour…"
    In the audio clip he says, "I, I thought it was weight, overweight ... a, and the sun, you know, the sun blind me ... so a, ah, I was not able to read instantly."

    Yeah, 11'-3" refers to weight.
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I like the clip where he says the city needs to do something more about the bridge. As if numerous signs before the intersection telling trucks to stay on the truck route and not to take 83 through town, warning lights and a sign, and a posted detour once trucks make the corner aren’t enough. I bet if it had red lights and a warning sound like he says they need to do he would’ve still drove right into the bridge.
     
  10. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    And it would still be someone else's fault, too.
     
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