Thursday, November 28, 2019

Raised Bridge Claims Its First Victim

Well, that didn't take long. The notorious 11 foot 8 bridge in Durham, North Carolina, was raised to a new height of 12 feet 4 inches. We thought that might be the end of the website 11 foot 8, which documented the many trucks whose tops were sheared off after the driver underestimated their own height, or else was not paying attention. But J├╝rgen Henn still has his webcam trained on the Gregson Street trestle, and on Tuesday caught the first incident since the bridge was raised. A rental truck scraped against the bridge, and small pieces fell off. We don't know the extent of the damage, since the truck didn't stop. 

1 comment:

Bicycle Bill said...

I don't know if they should leave the website up under its old name, or use "11 foot 8 + 8".  But the sign with the "+8" definitely needs to be part of the site regardless!!