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[Watch] Truck v Bridge

It's always going to be a one-sided affair, but these trucks are no match for the might of one notorious bridge which damages multiple vehicles every month.

Notorious Bridge

Published: 15 April 2016

Did you know there's a website called 11foot8 that catalogues truck v bridge crash videos?

One might expect a montage of footage (gleaned from the countless traffic cameras from across the globe), demonstrating what happens when a vehicle unsuccessfully attempts to pass under a low structure.

What makes the 11foot8 website truly extraordinary, however, is it features just the one bridge in Durham, North Carolina and the many crashes which unrelentingly frequent the location. Dubbed the Canopener Bridge, trucks have been colliding with the structure since the 1960's and accidents are so routine a crash beam was installed to protect it.

It was enough to prompt one local to install 24 hours surveillance of the site, offering two camera angles of the action. Since then, his YouTube channel has accrued over 14K subscribers and features nearly 100 videos of crashes over the past eight years (five this year alone).

Summarising the one-sided battle between truck and bridge the 11foot8 website quips 'The train trestle prominently featured in all the videos here has earned a reputation for its unrelenting enforcement of the laws of physics. If your vehicle is taller than 11 feet and 8 inches, and you challenge this bridge, you might find footage of your experience on this website.'

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