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2021-07-15 2:10:06 PM  
I read headline as Trump truck.
 
2021-07-15 3:50:20 PM  
Man, did they have to scrape the driver off the windshield with a spatula?
 
2021-07-15 4:00:03 PM  
That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.
 
2021-07-15 4:23:32 PM  
Pretty much take the driver's CDL and burn it on the spot.
 
2021-07-15 4:24:08 PM  

edmo: That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.


It is a little worrying that 3 tons of steel and momentum was able to move it more than a few inches.  I feel there is a distinct lack of anchoring or sufficient foundation.
 
2021-07-15 4:24:17 PM  
So, 5'8"?
 
2021-07-15 4:24:19 PM  
are they going to wait for another dumptruck to hit it from the other direction to correct the offset?  or maybe a flat earther can volunteer to do it.
 
2021-07-15 4:26:10 PM  

Somaticasual: So, 5'8"?


You'd still hit it.
 
2021-07-15 4:26:19 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: edmo: That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.

It is a little worrying that 3 tons of steel and momentum was able to move it more than a few inches.  I feel there is a distinct lack of anchoring or sufficient foundation.


Looking at the photo, It almost looks like it's just perched on the two "rails" of the support sides. Are they designed that way for expansion? Or did it literally shear off the attachments?
 
2021-07-15 4:26:25 PM  
Dump truck dumb fark strikes bridge

FTFY
 
2021-07-15 4:27:23 PM  
"Interstate 16 is shut down between Macon and Savannah after the driver of a dump truck hit a bridge Thursday morning."

Holy shiat! Just imagine what the truck would've done!
 
2021-07-15 4:27:38 PM  
LOL, I was expecting another 11' 8" incident; nah, this was an idiot driving with the dump open.
 
2021-07-15 4:27:47 PM  
Interstate 16 is shut down between Macon and Savannah

Macon to Savannah is the entire length of I-16. I very much doubt that I-16 Is entirely shut down just because one dumbass hit a bridge.
 
2021-07-15 4:27:55 PM  
My first thought was, how did a dump truck move an Interstate bridge?  Those are built to a high standard as they have to bear the weight of tanks.  Obviously, the State highway bridge was built by State Senator Billy Bob's friend, who used only the best recycled beer cans for the steel.
 
2021-07-15 4:28:26 PM  
Was the bridge built by a Miami condo construction company?
 
2021-07-15 4:30:10 PM  

emersonbiggins: LOL, I was expecting another 11' 8" incident; nah, this was an idiot driving with the dump open.


Fun fact, it was raised and is now 12'4"

/still hasn't lost it's "can opener" nickname, as trucks still get wrecked on it
 
2021-07-15 4:35:09 PM  
where did they invent 6 feet from ??

from the pic the median line that's shifted is like 3.5 feet apart.
 
2021-07-15 4:35:14 PM  
Seems like Martha is rather upset with herself over this...

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/don't do it
 
2021-07-15 4:37:58 PM  
Have to demolish and reconstruct it. I doubt that the insurance will be anywhere near enough to pay that expense, even assuming the policy includes coverage for stupid.
 
2021-07-15 4:42:50 PM  
It doesn't look that damaged, just crane it up and put it back where it was.

/then hope for the best
 
2021-07-15 4:43:10 PM  

Mad Scientist: I read headline as Trump truck.


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Trump duck.
 
2021-07-15 4:51:57 PM  

EnzoTheCoder: Man, did they have to scrape the driver off the windshield with a spatula?


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Maneo! Nooooo!
 
2021-07-15 4:52:44 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: edmo: That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.

It is a little worrying that 3 tons of steel and momentum was able to move it more than a few inches.  I feel there is a distinct lack of anchoring or sufficient foundation.


Dump trucks are more in the 10-15 ton range.

That said - a lot of bridges are on low friction sliding bearings so they don't suffer high loads from thermal expansion/contraction, and the goal of the bearings is to minimize the friction as much as possible. We're talking Teflon and PTFE pads here - they might have some sort of guide to keep them on the pad, but a direct hit from 30,000 lbs at 60mph seems like more than enough to shear that off.
 
2021-07-15 4:57:50 PM  

Eravior: "Interstate 16 is shut down between Macon and Savannah after the driver of a dump truck hit a bridge Thursday morning."

Holy shiat! Just imagine what the truck would've done!


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The driver
 
2021-07-15 5:01:11 PM  

Target Builder: AppleOptionEsc: edmo: That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.

It is a little worrying that 3 tons of steel and momentum was able to move it more than a few inches.  I feel there is a distinct lack of anchoring or sufficient foundation.

Dump trucks are more in the 10-15 ton range.

That said - a lot of bridges are on low friction sliding bearings so they don't suffer high loads from thermal expansion/contraction, and the goal of the bearings is to minimize the friction as much as possible. We're talking Teflon and PTFE pads here - they might have some sort of guide to keep them on the pad, but a direct hit from 30,000 lbs at 60mph seems like more than enough to shear that off.


Thanks for a deeper look at the tech, actually...
 
2021-07-15 5:06:47 PM  
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2021-07-15 5:07:23 PM  

Somaticasual: Target Builder: AppleOptionEsc: edmo: That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.

It is a little worrying that 3 tons of steel and momentum was able to move it more than a few inches.  I feel there is a distinct lack of anchoring or sufficient foundation.

Dump trucks are more in the 10-15 ton range.

That said - a lot of bridges are on low friction sliding bearings so they don't suffer high loads from thermal expansion/contraction, and the goal of the bearings is to minimize the friction as much as possible. We're talking Teflon and PTFE pads here - they might have some sort of guide to keep them on the pad, but a direct hit from 30,000 lbs at 60mph seems like more than enough to shear that off.

Thanks for a deeper look at the tech, actually...


So we're all just gonna believe the guy that's suggesting they make bridges out of bears and non-stick pans?
 
2021-07-15 5:15:10 PM  

Mad Scientist: I read headline as Trump truck.


freakdiablo: Dump truck dumb fark strikes bridge

FTFY


Funny that both of you misread the headline in exactly the same way...
 
2021-07-15 5:16:38 PM  
Good job, dumbass.

Also, could we get serious about who we let operate motor vehicles in public already?  Who we let drive and how we enforce our traffic laws is a national embarrassment.
 
2021-07-15 5:27:10 PM  
That's one of the older steel beam bridges along I-16. They have gradually benn replacing those for many years now with pre-stressed concrete beam bridges, like this one:

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IIRC, they had *just* finished this one (about 25 miles west of the one in TFA) when it got hit with a raised backhoe arm. It wasn't a Kansas "slice through the bridge" moment, but they had to rebuild about half of it.
 
2021-07-15 5:29:08 PM  
As someone who has actually driven dump trucks I shouldn't comment here, but I'm throwing caution to the wind...

Ya'll don't realize just how hard and complicated it is to bring a dump bed back down after you empty the load. The release is between the seats and your hand has to move somewhere between 12 and 15 inches from the gearshift to reach it, THEN you have to remember whether you pull it up or push it down to lower the bed.

People acting like it is simple just don't know what they're talking about.

[editor's note: damned things are real wobbly with that thing up, you almost have to be drunk or stoned to not notice it pretty quick.]
 
2021-07-15 5:56:23 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Somaticasual: Target Builder: AppleOptionEsc: edmo: That's impressive.

Also, that seems like something that shouldn't happen.

It is a little worrying that 3 tons of steel and momentum was able to move it more than a few inches.  I feel there is a distinct lack of anchoring or sufficient foundation.

Dump trucks are more in the 10-15 ton range.

That said - a lot of bridges are on low friction sliding bearings so they don't suffer high loads from thermal expansion/contraction, and the goal of the bearings is to minimize the friction as much as possible. We're talking Teflon and PTFE pads here - they might have some sort of guide to keep them on the pad, but a direct hit from 30,000 lbs at 60mph seems like more than enough to shear that off.

Thanks for a deeper look at the tech, actually...

So we're all just gonna believe the guy that's suggesting they make bridges out of bears and non-stick pans?


Have you had a problem with eggs sticking to a bridge while you were cooking them?

I thought not...
 
2021-07-15 6:07:17 PM  

steklo: [Fark user image 578x266]


Having driven under this bridge...

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2021-07-15 6:38:23 PM  
Got another dump truck to hit it from the other side, and shift it back
 
2021-07-15 7:07:05 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: steklo: [Fark user image 578x266]

Having driven under this bridge...

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Need to put a warning bar about 100 yards from the bridge. Time enough to stop.

Of course, the drunk/stoned driver will just speed along after hitting the warning bar, thinking, "What the hell was that? Aw, fark it. Somebody else's problem."
 
2021-07-15 7:07:23 PM  
Glad I'm not only one who was expecting an 11'8" video.

How much would a simple indicator switch cost to tell driver that their bed is raised? Mirror?
 
2021-07-15 7:13:16 PM  

SimonElectric: Glad I'm not only one who was expecting an 11'8" video.

How much would a simple indicator switch cost to tell driver that their bed is raised? Mirror?


Some trucks have a beeper, like the backup alarms you hear from UPS trucks. The drivers stupid enough to move bridges are just smart enough to disable the beeper.
 
2021-07-15 7:32:17 PM  

SimonElectric: Glad I'm not only one who was expecting an 11'8" video.

How much would a simple indicator switch cost to tell driver that their bed is raised? Mirror?


A lot of them have a light that tells you the bed is up. But, the switch on the bed doesn't last long so the light either stays on until it burns out or doesn't come on at all.

And, their regular mirrors would show the bed position. Or, if they bothered to look over their shoulder through the back window.

Trying to idiot proof stuff just develops better idiots.
 
2021-07-15 8:14:09 PM  
They're going to completely demolish and rebuild the bridge and have all lanes reopened in 9 days?! Woha
 
2021-07-15 8:34:04 PM  

Jeff5: As someone who has actually driven dump trucks I shouldn't comment here, but I'm throwing caution to the wind...

Ya'll don't realize just how hard and complicated it is to bring a dump bed back down after you empty the load. The release is between the seats and your hand has to move somewhere between 12 and 15 inches from the gearshift to reach it, THEN you have to remember whether you pull it up or push it down to lower the bed.

People acting like it is simple just don't know what they're talking about.

[editor's note: damned things are real wobbly with that thing up, you almost have to be drunk or stoned to not notice it pretty quick.]


Come on.  I've driven dump truck too.  It isn't _THAT_ hard.  Even if you forget to engage the PTO the raise/lower control is, well, pull up to raise, push down to lower.  And without the PTO it will still lower when you push the control down (and likewise to engage the PTO pull up, to disengage push down).  So to do this you have to have at least one of the levers pushed up and not to look into your rearview or side mirrors.

Basically be a complete idiot who should have a license to drive a moped much less a CDL.
 
2021-07-15 8:43:12 PM  
They need to "fix" dump trucks so that if the bed is raised that they cannot go faster than 5 miles per hour.
 
2021-07-15 8:50:30 PM  
Why don't they have alarms that sound when truck goes over 30 with bed up.
 
2021-07-15 8:56:49 PM  

hagopiar: They're going to completely demolish and rebuild the bridge and have all lanes reopened in 9 days?! Woha


Yeah, I think that's poorly written. They'll have the bridge demolished and the Interstate fully open in 9 days. The overpass will take many weeks.
 
2021-07-15 9:00:34 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: steklo: [Fark user image 578x266]

Having driven under this bridge...

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2021-07-15 10:15:55 PM  

Unobtanium: hagopiar: They're going to completely demolish and rebuild the bridge and have all lanes reopened in 9 days?! Woha

Yeah, I think that's poorly written. They'll have the bridge demolished and the Interstate fully open in 9 days. The overpass will take many weeks.


Indeed - brain fart. It's not even so much poorly written as poorly understood :-D

/fart
 
2021-07-15 10:30:13 PM  

hagopiar: Unobtanium: hagopiar: They're going to completely demolish and rebuild the bridge and have all lanes reopened in 9 days?! Woha

Yeah, I think that's poorly written. They'll have the bridge demolished and the Interstate fully open in 9 days. The overpass will take many weeks.

Indeed - brain fart. It's not even so much poorly written as poorly understood :-D

/fart

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2021-07-15 10:41:04 PM  

nobody11155: Jeff5: As someone who has actually driven dump trucks I shouldn't comment here, but I'm throwing caution to the wind...

Ya'll don't realize just how hard and complicated it is to bring a dump bed back down after you empty the load. The release is between the seats and your hand has to move somewhere between 12 and 15 inches from the gearshift to reach it, THEN you have to remember whether you pull it up or push it down to lower the bed.

People acting like it is simple just don't know what they're talking about.

[editor's note: damned things are real wobbly with that thing up, you almost have to be drunk or stoned to not notice it pretty quick.]

Come on.  I've driven dump truck too.  It isn't _THAT_ hard.  Even if you forget to engage the PTO the raise/lower control is, well, pull up to raise, push down to lower.  And without the PTO it will still lower when you push the control down (and likewise to engage the PTO pull up, to disengage push down).  So to do this you have to have at least one of the levers pushed up and not to look into your rearview or side mirrors.

Basically be a complete idiot who should have a license to drive a moped much less a CDL.


No need to duck, the sarcasm went so far over your head there's no danger of any of it getting on you...
 
2021-07-15 11:44:46 PM  

grumpfuff: emersonbiggins: LOL, I was expecting another 11' 8" incident; nah, this was an idiot driving with the dump open.

Fun fact, it was raised and is now 12'4"

/still hasn't lost it's "can opener" nickname, as trucks still get wrecked on it


Not the bridge I think of when I hear the can opener nickname. r/TheCanOpener
 
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