Where is MAX HEAD ROOM when you need it

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaxHeadRoom, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. MaxHeadRoom

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    I was told of a case (in a different place), where a truck became wedged under a bridge. The "officials" were gathered around discussing how best to remove the truck. As the story goes, a child ask why they don't just let some air out of the tires. They did that and they were able to remove the truck...

    This bridge clearly needs to have a warning indicator installed to warn drivers of when they lack clearance (headroom).
     
  3. DerStrom8

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    It has nothing to do with technology. It has to do with people being idiots and not reading signs! :p
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    Or people certifying overpasses based on the vertical drop without considering the wheelbase of some vehicles. I have seen the results twice in Cleveland in the years I have been here.

    John
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

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    Hey, if they can do it on the R.R. they can do it in the street.
    They are talking now about self driving cars, what about including this issue?
    Max.
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    Google intelligence for reading and understanding signs would be an improvement over what we see daily from many Cleveland drivers.

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  7. nsaspook

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    Happens all the time.


    A well built bridge.
     
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  8. RichardO

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    How timely... This happened here in Denver just a day or 2 ago. The driver was hauling a large piece of construction equipment. He damaged 3 bridges and never stopped! There are pictures of his rig so there is some chance of finding him. It will really be interesting to find out what he was thinking -- if he was.
     
  9. GopherT

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    Well built indeed. Luckily there were the same number of collisions from each side to keep straightening the bend so the train could cross without derailing.
     
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    There was a situation a year or so ago in Washington (state). A truck driver was carrying a wide load, hit several of the supports, and the bridge collapsed. Naturally, he claimed he didn't do it (and his Wife said he was too good of a driver to do such a thing)... Some cars ended up in the river but, fortunately, no one was killed.
     
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