Trucker hits bridge in NY

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  1. moosc

    moosc Road Train Member

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    First bridge was 13/3 and barely cleared it. Second was that wiped him out wasv10/5. uploadfromtaptalk1400288430676.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1400288440965.jpg
     
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  3. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    New York bridges aren't signed at the real height. That's why a 13'6 will clear the 12'2 Brooklyn Bridge overpass on the BQE. It's about 18" off. In NY, if you see a yellow 12'6 or higher sign, you can fit without an issue. If it's a white sign, that's ACTUAL HEIGHT (and usually states that on the sign).

    Anyways, any company worth their salt will tell drivers that in the NE, do not drive on Parkways. Only expressways. And for him, there is a lot of signage warning both not to enter the parkways on Long Island, and the heights of the bridges on approach.

    This is definitely a 'GPS routed me there' issue.
     
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  4. PFGiardino

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    The yellow and white signs say the same height... they're considered "legal clearance heights," and depending on the town, the cops will write you up for running under them. "Actual clearance" signs are green with white lettering.
     
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  5. THE ROAD VIRUS

    THE ROAD VIRUS Light Load Member

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    Well, at least we know what happened to that USA Truck driver who couldn't make a u-turn! He went and became an O/O!!!
     
  6. slowpoke89

    slowpoke89 Road Train Member

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    They have big "NO TRUCKS" signs all over the parkway... Shows what kind of idiots are out here these days...
     
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  7. moosc

    moosc Road Train Member

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    NY is getting ready to add height dectors with flashing messages and if you fail to ignore them, it'll have ability to notify Highway patrol.
     
  8. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

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    I thought I had heard too that the actual height on the rest of the bridges was actually higher because of snow clearance being added to it, but I wouldn't want to check that out. Husband had been under a 13'5" in Teagarden, NJ one time.
     
  9. Marksteven

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    Lets hope not. Just wondering how he got on the Meadowbrooke in the first place and where did he think it was going to take him ?
     
  10. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    563680_535205466559096_790081926_n.jpg Here's one that hit a bridge on a Parkway. LOL:biggrin_25512:
     
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  11. snowlauncher

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    Good thing he wasn't hauling some explosives or radioactive waste!!!
     
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