The Definitive 11Foot8 Bridge Crash Compilation
Guy sets camera up at a low bridge and records people fucking their vehicles up

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A 10 minute compilation of all crashes uploaded between 2008 and 2016 by 11foot8.com, copyright Jürgen Henn FAQ What is the location of the 11foot8 bridge? 201 Gregson St in Durham, NC (intersection with Peabody St) Why is the bridge so low? This train trestle is about 100 years old. At the time when it was built, there were no standards for minimum clearance. How often do trucks crash into the bridge? On average, about once a month a truck gets visibly damaged at the bridge. However, every day I see trucks that trip the overheight warning lights, stop and turn into the side street. Why don’t they fix it? Depends on who “they” are and on what “fix” means. The North Carolina Railroad Company owns the train trestle, and their concern is primarily with keeping the trains running and keeping them running safely. So their concern is mainly with reducing the impact of the truck crashes on the actual structure of the train trestle. As far as they are concerned, they solved that problem by installing the crash beam. The city of Durham has installed “low clearance” signs on each of the 3 blocks leading up to the trestle (Gregson is a one-way road). There is an “overheight when flashing” sign with flashing lights that are triggered by vehicles that are too tall. Several blocks ahead of the trestle the speed limit is 25 MPH. The folks from the city planning department said that they made an effort to prevent accidents. The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation maintains the road, but not the signage. I suspect they have much bigger problems to deal with statewide than this bridge. Is the clearance signage accurate? The clearance signage displays a maximum safe clearance – and yes, in that sense it is accurate. The actual clearance of the crash beam right in front of the trestle is 11 feet 10.8 inches, which gives it a 2.8 inch safety margin. The MUTCD allows for a maximum of 3 inches difference between the signage and the actual clearance. Metric, please! Would this situation be better if the signage were metric? Well … take a look at his website: 2m40.com (Warning: French. Metric) For the convenience of our metric-only audience, here are the measurements we’re talking about in meters: 11foot8 (11 feet 8 inches) = 3.556 meters 11 feet 10.8 inches = 3.627 meters Safety margin: 7.1 cm (at the crest of the road) Can’t the road be lowered? That would be prohibitively expensive because a sewer main runs just a few feet below the road bed. That sewer main also dates back about a hundred years and, again, at the time there were no real standards for minimum clearance for railroad underpasses. Can’t the bridge be raised? Here, too, the question is who would want to pay the millions of dollars to raise the tracks a couple of feet? To accomplish this, the grade of the tracks would have to changed on both sides of the trestle, probably for several miles. That would require rebuilding all trestles in Durham. And NS would have to shut down this busy track for months. I don’t think they are interested in that idea. Is the signeage inadequate? The signeage is pretty good. Large signs alert driver to the low clearance several blocks before the bridge. Overheight vehicles trip a light switch that turns on flashing warning lights.right at the bridge. Should there be more signeage? It’s hard to see how more “low-clearance” signs will significantly improve the situation. But maybe a different kind of signeage would get the driver’s attention. Could they install a low-clearance bar? A low clearance bar is a bar suspended by chains ahead of the bridge. Overheight vehicles hit that bar first and the noise alerts the driver to to the problem. I understand that this approach has been successful in other places, but it’s not practical here. There are many overheight trucks that have to be able to drive right up to the bridge and turn onto Peabody St. in order to deliver supplies to several restaurants. Making Peabody St inaccessible from Gregson St would make the restaurant owners and the delivery drivers very unhappy. Why are they using yellow flashing lights? Warning lights have to be yellow according to the NC traffic laws. Are the drivers stupid? No idea. They certainly seem distracted and the rental truck drivers are also probably inexperienced. Will insurance cover the damages? Most truck rental insurance policies specifically exclude overhead damage from coverage. However, a good auto insurance or liability insurance might pick up the tab. Check with your agent. Or even better – don’t hit the bridge!

Comments

Bobby Cigarillo : I want a relationship as strong as that bridge

fatmanlittlecoat88 : Drinking game: Take a shot whenever it's a Penske truck.

Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz : When you're a bridge designer and your buddy has a car repair shop...

lothartheterrible : The ones where the top comes clean off in one piece are oddly satisfying...

The Hypest : I love how confidently pretty much every truck driver went straight into the bridge

Prince Tae : *When you tell your barber to take a little off the top*

johnrtrucker : The last driver turning the wrong way down a one way, backing up, turn the right direction, only to hit the bridge... 😂😂😂😂😂 that's a special breed right there!

Michael brandt : I love the trucks that keep going like , "did you hear something?"

Maxie Pattie : I rented this tall ass truck recently and this video was all I could thinking about for 12,000 miles

FokkeWulfe : If memory serves, tbis bridge is called the Guillotine by the locals. That yellow strip.of metal was installed after it was built to protect the bridge from damage after so many incidents where large box trucks drove into it. The city was paying a small fortune for near constant repairs and placed the sacrificial piece of thick steel in the way. The steel is no lower then the bridge itself as some have claimed. It does make for some satisfying peeling. Now, back to the video.

hiccups dad : The locals are like. "you bored?" "Ya..." "let's go to the bridge."

Noora S : truck: approaches bridge: im about to end this mans whole career

Mr. hrfister : 8:50 LOL! Are you kidding me! Sometimes it is better to go with your first instinct!

Fatboy 626 : 911 what's your emergency! I got my damn truck stuck under the bridge again! Damnit Cletus! This is your 3rd truck this week!

ChromeLeatherGel : Damn! At 6:30 that Stop sign got murdered!!

Jj Mmm : Someone's just there everyday, eating popcorn and waiting

Havaseet2 : I like the campers and RVs. All the ac units and vents electronics scraped off the top like beer foam... Ten thousand dollars worth of damage and they just keep moving along, jamming to Willie Nelson. Oblivious to the surprise that will be awaiting them at their destination.

MrFlipperInvader792 : 1:38 and now for something completely differnt

David Curry Films : "It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop... ever, until you are dead!"

Nicholas Howatson : Truck- "Just a little off the top please.'' Bridge - "I got you fam.'' Bridge- "That will be 10,000$."

Autumn : I can imagine all the locals everytime they see a truck approach the bridge "Wait for it!"

tyler bonser : thats just a recommended height right? like speed limits for corners

Sam Upperton : 6:15 "my buddy hit the bridge but ill be fine surely"

RALEIGH MORRISVILLE : Sweet! A convertible maker.

Christopher Johnson : 1:22 The CHAMPION!! Just go faster and you'll make it!! 😉

demonstructie : Do Penske even have trucks left at this point?

ForestCat_Peter : Heads up - A channel called militaria74 is reposting your stuff

Red Fox : are you kidding me, almost every truck driver tried this bridge LMAOOO 😂😂😂😂😂

Sea King : One like for every Penske Truck

J T : That bridge has the death sentence in 12 systems...for murdering trucks.

Eliathan Davila : Bridge: what you want? Truck: mmm just take a little off the top Bridge: say no more

The Harbinger Of Death : *THAT’S A LOTTA DAMAGE!!!*

WolfsbaneFilms : *11:00pm* I should probably go to bed *2:00am* Oooo, another bridge collision video. Don’t mind if I do.

marten albers : someone should start a truck roof repair shop next to that bridge

vonshango : 1:09 total shred enterprise 1:25 total shred enterprise 2:52 budget 3:06 enterprise 3:12 half shred penske 3:25 budget 3:35 enterprise 3:40 total shred enterprise 6:05 total shred appliance center 7:20 half shred penske 7:33 total shred unmarked 7:49 total shred two men and a truck

Milton Graham : At what point does the Penske company tell their drivers to stop going down that road?

Damarquez Rodwell : Durham nc 😂😂 my towns infamous bridge

IBEATMYYEET : Penske’s insurance rate is going to increase.

Tristan Arguijo : Holy cow I can't breathe X,D The sound of these cars exploding and flying into pieces. Its so loud and violent hahaha

Jay Dee : All those campers soon be like: Where's my A/C? I just don't get why so many of them have nooo idea of how high their vehicles are. All all these tiny trucks rentals? It's a shame

ronjon83 : 10 minutes of people getting fired.

K.·.R. : I like how it perfectly takes the top layer off like an Onion....quite satisfying!!

3M TA3 4U2BNVS : The HELL with looking for a bomb shelter if anyone decides to start bombing us..I'll just hide under this bridge..

Jay Martin : Enterprise Ryder n Penske need to really inform people to avoid this bridge..

Laura Sanchez : 7:49 "Here's another truck! Yes! Oh yes!" Hahahaha this kid...

C Hartnett : I would buy the property on that corner, and open up a truck box manufacturing/repair facility. And a small off shoot business selling air conditioning units for RV's. lol

sir miss-a-lot : I thought the last one seen the sign! Haha

Smith Wesson : "Tell Cyclops I made him a convertible."

Some Whitman : Penske has to be out of trucks by now. Edit: That's an incredibly durable bridge.