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TWX
2021-10-23 8:02:44 PM  
I like how the blinking "OVERHEIGHT MUST TURN" sign stops blinking right as the debris hits the road.

It's the chef's kiss to an already delicious peeling.
 
2021-10-23 8:20:37 PM  
If that bridge could sing:

It's just another day
Choo choo choo choo choo choo
It's just another day
Choo choo choo choo choo choo
It's just another day
 
2021-10-23 8:43:49 PM  
I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.
 
2021-10-23 8:58:25 PM  
Since adding 8 inches to the 11foot8 bridge there hasn't been as much destruction.  However the Milwaukee Roundabout has been taking up the slack:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRo​u​ndabout/videos
 
2021-10-23 9:47:30 PM  
And the truck just kept on going after leaving its roof in the road?  XD
 
2021-10-24 12:54:30 AM  

SpaceyCat: And the truck just kept on going after leaving its roof in the road?  XD


It was a sunny day - who doesn't like driving around in a convertible?
 
2021-10-24 1:46:05 AM  
The bridge is fed. Now it can go back into its slumber. Till the next sacrifice comes along.
 
2021-10-24 1:48:01 AM  

SpaceyCat: And the truck just kept on going after leaving its roof in the road?  XD


Apparently the guy came back to clean the mess.
 
2021-10-24 1:56:11 AM  

jaivirtualcard: The bridge is fed. Now it can go back into its slumber. Till the next sacrifice comes along.


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2021-10-24 1:57:21 AM  
That was AWESOME. Mostathatime the whole roof doesn't come off like that. This has to be in the Top Ten.

If there was a Fark Streetfighter game, one of the levels would be inside that truck. You can't do any jump attacks until the top gets sheared off.
 
2021-10-24 2:00:17 AM  

Biscuit Tin: I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.


Maybe they already do.
 
2021-10-24 2:02:30 AM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: Since adding 8 inches to the 11foot8 bridge there hasn't been as much destruction.  However the Milwaukee Roundabout has been taking up the slack:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRou​ndabout/videos

It caught fire before it even landed - Crash #023
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2021-10-24 2:39:25 AM  
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2021-10-24 2:58:29 AM  

TheAugurofDunlain: FrostbiteFallsMN: Since adding 8 inches to the 11foot8 bridge there hasn't been as much destruction.  However the Milwaukee Roundabout has been taking up the slack:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRou​ndabout/videos

[YouTube video: It caught fire before it even landed - Crash #023]


That's just really poorly designed. I looked it up - apparently it's one hot mess that replaced another:

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/07/dod​g​e-charger-crashes-after-entering-round​about-with-way-too-much-speed/

The previous one may look worse, but at least it didn't have a curve immediately after that upward sloping bridge.
 
2021-10-24 4:28:42 AM  
Again, we don't get the second camera angle replay. Not nearly as much fun without that second replay from a different angle.

Get your shiat together 11foot8+8 people, or I ain't watching anymore. The thrill is fading fast.
 
2021-10-24 6:39:04 AM  
Why is the light green when OVERHEIGHT MUST TURN is blinking?

Can't they word that better?

Seems like poor UX/UI design to me.
 
2021-10-24 6:48:16 AM  

cyberspacedout: TheAugurofDunlain: FrostbiteFallsMN: Since adding 8 inches to the 11foot8 bridge there hasn't been as much destruction.  However the Milwaukee Roundabout has been taking up the slack:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRou​ndabout/videos

[YouTube video: It caught fire before it even landed - Crash #023]

That's just really poorly designed. I looked it up - apparently it's one hot mess that replaced another:

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/07/dodg​e-charger-crashes-after-entering-round​about-with-way-too-much-speed/

The previous one may look worse, but at least it didn't have a curve immediately after that upward sloping bridge.


The original intent was stupid anyway. I get that unusual intersections happen but you have to wonder why people thought it was ever a good idea back before the current roads existed. It's like the whole concept of Kelley Square in Worcester. You've got two streets crossing a third 80 feet apart with a fourth street coming into the mix directly after the second crossing street, all while being about 50 yards from the interstate.

Before;
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After:
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Probably still doesn't have half the street signs it needs, doesn't solve the fact that too much shiat is going on, but hey it looks pretty for any corporate hacks going to the WooSox game down the street!
 
2021-10-24 8:09:10 AM  

Biscuit Tin: I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.


They do make people sign that.
 
2021-10-24 8:11:59 AM  

Biscuit Tin: I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.


I'm willing to bet that a majority of these are long distance rentals. The guy renting out a Uhaul out of Tempe, AZ probably has no idea of this bridge.
 
2021-10-24 8:34:46 AM  

Peach_Fuz: Biscuit Tin: I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.

I'm willing to bet that a majority of these are long distance rentals. The guy renting out a Uhaul out of Tempe, AZ probably has no idea of this bridge.


Must go where the GPS tells me.
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2021-10-24 8:52:20 AM  

SpaceyCat: And the truck just kept on going after leaving its roof in the road?  XD


No one will notice. That'll buff right out
 
2021-10-24 9:11:35 AM  

Peach_Fuz: I'm willing to bet that a majority of these are long distance rentals. The guy renting out a Uhaul out of Tempe, AZ probably has no idea of this bridge.


Doubtful. The number of long-distance rentals that would happen to pass through that exact intersection is approximately zero.
 
2021-10-24 9:16:43 AM  

mrmopar5287: Peach_Fuz: I'm willing to bet that a majority of these are long distance rentals. The guy renting out a Uhaul out of Tempe, AZ probably has no idea of this bridge.

Doubtful. The number of long-distance rentals that would happen to pass through that exact intersection is approximately zero.


I should have been more clear. I was thinking of people moving to that area from a long distance. Or hauling/delivering to there from a far.

Either that or I have grossly underestimated the amount of morons in the world.
 
2021-10-24 9:28:17 AM  

cyberspacedout: TheAugurofDunlain: FrostbiteFallsMN: Since adding 8 inches to the 11foot8 bridge there hasn't been as much destruction.  However the Milwaukee Roundabout has been taking up the slack:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRou​ndabout/videos

[YouTube video: It caught fire before it even landed - Crash #023]

That's just really poorly designed. I looked it up - apparently it's one hot mess that replaced another:

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/07/dodg​e-charger-crashes-after-entering-round​about-with-way-too-much-speed/

The previous one may look worse, but at least it didn't have a curve immediately after that upward sloping bridge.


Linked from from your link. Check out Vin Diesel:
https://www.carscoops.com/2020/12/dod​g​e-charger-drivers-drifting-antics-end-​abruptly-when-they-hit-roundabout-curb​/

*sensible-chuckle.gif*
 
2021-10-24 9:29:49 AM  

Peach_Fuz: I was thinking of people moving to that area from a long distance.


I'm not from that area and I don't know it, but my understanding is the location of that bridge is an odd spot that almost no one would drive a truck under there for any reason.

Peach_Fuz: Or hauling/delivering to there from a far.


The street runs one way and there are local businesses that get delivery by truck. That's the reason they can't ban trucks from the street, and the reason all the warning signs have been put in place. Local delivery drivers know to make their delivery and turn at the intersection.

Peach_Fuz: I have grossly underestimated the amount of morons in the world.


This is an accurate statement.
 
2021-10-24 10:01:53 AM  

Biscuit Tin: I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.


They should make them watch a couple of the videos so they recognize the location if they end up there.
 
2021-10-24 10:46:47 AM  

FriarReb98: cyberspacedout: TheAugurofDunlain: FrostbiteFallsMN: Since adding 8 inches to the 11foot8 bridge there hasn't been as much destruction.  However the Milwaukee Roundabout has been taking up the slack:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRou​ndabout/videos

[YouTube video: It caught fire before it even landed - Crash #023]

That's just really poorly designed. I looked it up - apparently it's one hot mess that replaced another:

https://www.carscoops.com/2021/07/dodg​e-charger-crashes-after-entering-round​about-with-way-too-much-speed/

The previous one may look worse, but at least it didn't have a curve immediately after that upward sloping bridge.

The original intent was stupid anyway. I get that unusual intersections happen but you have to wonder why people thought it was ever a good idea back before the current roads existed. It's like the whole concept of Kelley Square in Worcester. You've got two streets crossing a third 80 feet apart with a fourth street coming into the mix directly after the second crossing street, all while being about 50 yards from the interstate.

Before;
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After:
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Probably still doesn't have half the street signs it needs, doesn't solve the fact that too much shiat is going on, but hey it looks pretty for any corporate hacks going to the WooSox game down the street!


Did they at least solve the worst of the problems, namely the existence of a SubZero "ice cream" place?
 
2021-10-24 10:50:29 AM  

Prof. Frink: Did they at least solve the worst of the problems, namely the existence of a SubZero "ice cream" place?


Wouldn't know. One does not simply stop off in Worcester for damned near anything.
 
2021-10-24 11:31:44 AM  
That thing must need to be sharpened a lot!  I've never seen anything peel the top off anything as good as that thing does.
 
2021-10-24 12:55:03 PM  

Alien Robot: Biscuit Tin: I don't understand why truck rental companies within 50 miles of the bridge don't make their customers sign a statement saying they will not attempt to go under the bridge, or they will be held personally liable. Even if that can't be enforced, it should make an impression.

Maybe they already do.


Just about every truck rental place around greater Boston has a large map with Storrow and Memorial Drives highlighted and "DO NOT DRIVE HERE".  People drive on them anyway and get their trucks stuck.  It seems like a lot of local commercial truck operators--not amateur rental truck drivers--get stuck as well, so it's not just a dumbass students thing.

You can't make anything idiot proof because nature just makes a better idiot.
 
2021-10-24 1:11:14 PM  

SpaceyCat: And the truck just kept on going after leaving its roof in the road?  XD



The driver had to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2021-10-24 1:13:39 PM  

Remnants of Santa: They should make them watch a couple of the videos so they recognize the location if they end up there.


It's cute that you think that would make a difference.

Most people, when confronted with "I need to get to place X" internally convert that to "I must take route Y".   I've witness traffic jams from my apartment - in a grid neighborhood next to a main road, anyone could bail out any time they wanted to and take a different route, but instead they just sit in place going nowhere.
 
2021-10-24 1:55:50 PM  

phishrace: Again, we don't get the second camera angle replay. Not nearly as much fun without that second replay from a different angle.

Get your shiat together 11foot8+8 people, or I ain't watching anymore. The thrill is fading fast.


The building housing the second camera is being renovated. So the camera is offline for the time being.
 
2021-10-24 3:34:55 PM  
I love that the cars behind were all "Oh hell, another one. I'll just drive around"
 
2021-10-25 9:11:58 AM  
I frequent the area driving a cmv and, I'll be damned if gps does route you through that underpass every time and either way.
 
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