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21 Nov 2012 09:46 PM   |   20326 clicks   |   Jalopnik
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JasonOfOrillia    [TotalFark]  
So that's what the delivery charge covers...

21 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Audi? More like OUCH-di, amirite?

21 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
UsikFark     
Should have let some air out of the tires.

21 Nov 2012 09:50 PM
stu1-1     
"Thankfully nobody was riding in the cars on top of the hauler."

Like that's not uncommon.

21 Nov 2012 09:51 PM
whatshisname     
Those Audis are always in the shop getting something fixed, aren't they?

21 Nov 2012 09:51 PM
geekbikerskum     
That Audi got turned into an innie.

21 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
styckx     
We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

21 Nov 2012 09:56 PM
KrispyKritter     
Another professional driver showing their skills.

21 Nov 2012 09:58 PM
mat catastrophe     

styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.


Would that be this bridge?

21 Nov 2012 10:00 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

AverageAmericanGuy: Audi? More like OUCH-di, amirite?


I was gonna say "OW-di", but I'll just settle for shaking my tiny fist.

*shakes tiny fist*

21 Nov 2012 10:01 PM
NightGuard     
This happened here in Milwaukee about three weeks ago. I suspect that someone doesn't notify the driver that his haul is slightly over the normal max height, and he didn't realize he needed to pull off for a slightly low, but still tall enough to be unmarked bridge.

21 Nov 2012 10:05 PM
styckx     

mat catastrophe: styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

Would that be this bridge?


Nope..

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21 Nov 2012 10:06 PM
Derigiberble     
These Audis were just getting a head start on their future of blatantly ignoring any and all road signage.

21 Nov 2012 10:07 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  
And nothing of value was lost.

21 Nov 2012 10:08 PM
wildcardjack     

mat catastrophe: styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

Would that be this bridge?


I have a solution that wouldn't cost much...

A plywood board across the bottom of the bridge and a new official height of 8 feet.

21 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  

mat catastrophe: styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

Would that be this bridge?


I'd love to have the inspection contract for that bridge. Lots of billable hours :)

21 Nov 2012 10:14 PM
UsikFark     

mat catastrophe: styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

Would that be this bridge?


I liked the AC unit boiling out at 1:10

21 Nov 2012 10:14 PM
100 Watt Walrus     

styckx: mat catastrophe: styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

Would that be this bridge?

Nope..

[i.imgur.com image 850x554]


Needs idiot-proofing:

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21 Nov 2012 10:17 PM
Swoop1809     
I dont understand why cities see trucks hitting bridges like this all the time but they dont do anything about it beside putting up signs.

We have a low railway bridge like the one in the video posted up thread, but it has two sets of lanes. One is normal, the other had been carved out into a ditch so higher vehicles can still pass under the bridge. How hard is that for a city to do, especially if it would save so much money for everyone involved?

21 Nov 2012 10:21 PM
danielscissorhands     

geekbikerskum: That Audi got turned into an innie.


Came here to say this.

21 Nov 2012 10:24 PM
jimmyjackfunk     
unless they changed it, the trucks I have driven have all been 13'6" if the sign was less than that you didn't attempt it. I know oversized loads are a different matter you have to get permitted and such.

21 Nov 2012 10:25 PM
erveek     
That'll buff right out.

21 Nov 2012 10:25 PM
one of Ripley's Bad Guys     

mat catastrophe: styckx: We have a bridge in our city that is hit constantly. There are signs every-farking-where approaching it in bright as fark yellow saying LOW BRIDGE "11'7". Like clock work it gets hit at least 2-3 times a year.. And it's not like it's an optical illusion, the shiat is farking low and for whatever reason 18 wheelers go plowing through and get ripped open.

Would that be this bridge?


Imagine the feeling of hitting a bridge with a train crossing it with liquid containers of christ-knows-what ready to fall down on you sorry stuck ass...

21 Nov 2012 10:25 PM
simrobert2001     

Swoop1809: I dont understand why cities see trucks hitting bridges like this all the time but they dont do anything about it beside putting up signs.

We have a low railway bridge like the one in the video posted up thread, but it has two sets of lanes. One is normal, the other had been carved out into a ditch so higher vehicles can still pass under the bridge. How hard is that for a city to do, especially if it would save so much money for everyone involved?


From what I would understand it, it would be immensely difficult. You'd have to move all of the pipes, and thats assuming you could do so without getting a massive bow shape in all the sewer pipes, water lines, gas lines, ect. That is in addition to having to grade the new road smoothly,for hundreds of feet in each direction. THEN deal with drainage issues. You don't want it to turn into a lake after every rainstorm, do you?

21 Nov 2012 10:30 PM
Fark Master Flex    [TotalFark]  
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When I was a kid this bridge was a killer. Before they fixed it there was a short steep grade on each side. If the trailer was long enough the tractor would fit under the bridge just fine and then the trailer would lever up into the underside of the bridge as the tractor climbed up out of the underpass. We would walk out onto the bridge and look down into the trailers with their roofs ripped off on a weekly basis.

21 Nov 2012 10:32 PM
SpinStopper    [TotalFark]  
Houston used to have a bridge over Hwy-59 that was constantly being hit. It was the Hazard St. bridge ;)

21 Nov 2012 10:34 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
They need to change the signs: "Look, idiots, the bridge is really too short for your truck. No, we swear. It really is 13' 6" and your truck really is 14". Your truck really can't go under this bridge, no matter what it looks like. Even if it looks like you would fit with plenty of room to spare, you really can't. Trust us. Lots of people have tried, and they didn't make it. Neither will you, and you'll lose your job and your boss's insurance won't cover you. So stop. No, stop. Please stop. Hey, we tried."

21 Nov 2012 10:38 PM
W.C.fields forever    [TotalFark]  
I have a Utility truck with arack.8 feet...I am so aware of when I pull into underground parking.

/Or fast food

21 Nov 2012 10:43 PM
Bondith     
The car carrier'll be fine. The Junkions will just slam the pieces back together and he'll be good as new.

21 Nov 2012 10:44 PM
mat catastrophe     
There's a stretch of I-95 in North Carolina where trucks are instructed to move into the right lane and be measured by a laser - if you're over a certain height, you are required to exit the Interstate and travel parallel to it for about five miles, otherwise you're going to hit the next four overpasses.

Engineering. How does it work?

21 Nov 2012 10:45 PM
SkittleBrau     
So much for that protective plastic wrap on those cars. A lot of good THAT did.

21 Nov 2012 10:46 PM
thoughtless     
Carrier has arriv-OH ADUN HAVE MERCY!

21 Nov 2012 10:55 PM
foxyshadis     

jimmyjackfunk: unless they changed it, the trucks I have driven have all been 13'6" if the sign was less than that you didn't attempt it. I know oversized loads are a different matter you have to get permitted and such.


Some cities are dumb and will repave roads under bridges without tearing up the old asphalt concrete, resulting in losing 2-3" every few years. Eventually the sign is out of whack, but the city is rarely held to task for it.

State highways almost never repave anything under bridges for that reason.

21 Nov 2012 10:56 PM
Rigger1955     
I watched a truck hauling big round bales unload the top tier of bales ( 6 or so) onto the main 4 lane highway (QE2) in Alberta at highway speed after hitting the bottom of the bridge deck with the top tier of bales.
I was quite a ways back when it happened and in no danger but it was just shiathouse luck that no vehicles were right behind him.
It was quite a thing to see, a big hay explosion.

21 Nov 2012 11:06 PM
SoCalChris     

Swoop1809: I dont understand why cities see trucks hitting bridges like this all the time but they dont do anything about it beside putting up signs.

We have a low railway bridge like the one in the video posted up thread, but it has two sets of lanes. One is normal, the other had been carved out into a ditch so higher vehicles can still pass under the bridge. How hard is that for a city to do, especially if it would save so much money for everyone involved?


Drivers just reading the farking sign would save even more.

21 Nov 2012 11:16 PM
Maynotlast     
Douchebag cars die douchebag deaths. It is written.

21 Nov 2012 11:29 PM
twfeline     
"Me an' Earl was haulin' chickens on a flatbed out of Wiggins"

21 Nov 2012 11:34 PM
buzzcut73     

twfeline: "Me an' Earl was haulin' chickens on a flatbed out of Wiggins"


LOL I'm old enough to get that
I also was about to post it.

21 Nov 2012 11:43 PM
Balchinian     
*ahem*

"I'D HIT IT!"

/somebody had to say it

21 Nov 2012 11:45 PM
geekbikerskum     
Wow, this far into the thread and no mention of Storrow Drive in Boston?

21 Nov 2012 11:45 PM
Frozboz     
Saw a pic of something like this that had happened to a trailer of vintage Porsche 356's. Was so sad..

21 Nov 2012 11:47 PM
cyberspacedout     
OK, I'll try and one-up.this. 5 years ago in LA, a truck driver who didn't have the correct clearance for the 101 freeway clipped an overpass while towing an entire freaking house. It fell off the trailer, and the driver got the hell out of there. After it was moved off the road, the house sat on the shoulder of the freeway for over a week, acquiring graffiti and a "for rent" sign. I drove by it a couple times wishing I'd brought a camera. Link and Link

21 Nov 2012 11:48 PM
LoneVVolf     
Looks like the new A3 cabriolets are in early this year...

21 Nov 2012 11:59 PM
Fubegra     

21 Nov 2012 11:59 PM
Shadow Blasko     

geekbikerskum: Wow, this far into the thread and no mention of Storrow Drive in Boston?


Boston is not the center of the universe.

I know... it's hard to come to grips with, but there are low bridges all over the country. Some of them are even in other countries!

22 Nov 2012 12:09 AM
Aulus    [TotalFark]  
Bridges are all well and good, but how about a whole farking building?

The old Convention Center in downtown Des Moines has a section of the 2nd floor that overhangs the street. A few years ago, the city repaved the street, laying down a new layer of asphalt. Unfortunately, that raised the street level up just high enough for one semi coming down the street to be about an inch or two too high and it ran into the underside of the second floor overhang of the building.

The city then had to mill down the street surface several inches and repave.

22 Nov 2012 12:23 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
US 41, Bartow County, GA - Cassville Road Overpass

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Been hit so many times it's known as the Crashville Road Overpass. Illustrating that concrete is much stronger than Detroit metal.

22 Nov 2012 12:23 AM
vsavatar     
Here's your sign.

22 Nov 2012 01:06 AM
ShobuZukuri     
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22 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
p51d007     
Springfield Mo....the bridge I like to call the twilight zone bridge.....going south,
due to it's nature, it is 13'6", but when you return north, it is only 11'6". Gets
a LOT of trucks that are not familiar with the area, as you tell tell by the banged
up concrete.

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22 Nov 2012 02:01 AM
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