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(KMBC Kansas City)   12' bridge tells 11' 8" bridge to "hold my beer"   (kmbc.com) divider line
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‘’ 1 day ago  
Now that the 11'8" bridge is the 12'4" bridge, it's just not as hungry anymore...

This 12' bridge appears to have the added entertainment value of being at an angle instead of going over straight across. There's a potential for some serious wedgie action right there.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Hey cool, it's a convertible!
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Nice shearing action, cut that top right off.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
Not a bridge but my new favorite taking over from 11foot8 when it doesn't get any action:

https://www.youtube.com/c/MilwaukeeRo​u​ndabout/videos
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

FrostbiteFallsMN: Not a bridge but my new favorite taking over from 11foot8 when it doesn't get any action:

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


Yeah, the dashcam channel I subscribe to throws in the interesting highlights from that, pretty amazing how badly so many people screw up coming off the bridge.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I saw "KMBC" and immediately knew what bridge they were talking about.

That bridge really is the Kansas City version of 11foot8.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I feel bad for the drivers in these videos.  Most of them are probably renting the truck for a local move.  They have their hands full driving an unfamiliar truck and they're distracted by all the moving-related stuff going on.  Then bam, they make a wrong turn and ruin the truck.  I mean, I still laugh, but I feel bad about it.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

robodog: Yeah, the dashcam channel I subscribe to.....


Speaking of dash cams, here's a crazy front and back view of a runaway truck tire that hit my car and the car behind me, this past summer. 
https://youtu.be/_mWVWtBrlNY
https://youtu.be/935fOHgQiDM
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

foo monkey: I feel bad for the drivers in these videos.  Most of them are probably renting the truck for a local move.  They have their hands full driving an unfamiliar truck and they're distracted by all the moving-related stuff going on.  Then bam, they make a wrong turn and ruin the truck.  I mean, I still laugh, but I feel bad about it.


Actually it's in an industrial part of Kansas City so most likely, a lot of those drivers aren't local.

I think what happens is that truck drivers that don't know the area rely solely on their GPS which doesnt factor in bridge heights and since they don't know any other way around it, they just decide to try and go under the bridge with disasterous results. That's why they stripped the highway designation off of that road to try and deter people from using it. But as long as Google tells them to take that road, truck drivers will be stupid enough to temp fate.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

TangoDown: robodog: Yeah, the dashcam channel I subscribe to.....

Speaking of dash cams, here's a crazy front and back view of a runaway truck tire that hit my car and the car behind me, this past summer. 
https://youtu.be/_mWVWtBrlNY
https://youtu.be/935fOHgQiDM


Holy moly. That's scary!!! I'm glad it wasn't any worse than that.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

TangoDown: robodog: Yeah, the dashcam channel I subscribe to.....

Speaking of dash cams, here's a crazy front and back view of a runaway truck tire that hit my car and the car behind me, this past summer. 
https://youtu.be/_mWVWtBrlNY
https://youtu.be/935fOHgQiDM


Mind if I submit to the channel?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
BOXCUTTER BRIDGE.

 
‘’ 1 day ago  
And I thought 4 inches was only a big deal when it was attached to a white dude's crotch?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Mrtraveler01: foo monkey: I feel bad for the drivers in these videos.  Most of them are probably renting the truck for a local move.  They have their hands full driving an unfamiliar truck and they're distracted by all the moving-related stuff going on.  Then bam, they make a wrong turn and ruin the truck.  I mean, I still laugh, but I feel bad about it.

Actually it's in an industrial part of Kansas City so most likely, a lot of those drivers aren't local.

I think what happens is that truck drivers that don't know the area rely solely on their GPS which doesnt factor in bridge heights and since they don't know any other way around it, they just decide to try and go under the bridge with disasterous results. That's why they stripped the highway designation off of that road to try and deter people from using it. But as long as Google tells them to take that road, truck drivers will be stupid enough to temp fate.


Any driver worth their salt is gonna look at the posted clearance on any bridge they come across and then look over at the dashboard where the clearance is written on a tag over the radio and compare the two.

Geez, I even look over there when I drive under a posted bridge IN MY GODDAMNED MITSUBISHI MIRAGE it's so engrained.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Mrtraveler01: I saw "KMBC" and immediately knew what bridge they were talking about.

That bridge really is the Kansas City version of 11foot8.


yep.   LIke a lot of those bridges, the posted height is correct, but the bridge is in a dip in the road and a 53foot trailer is not gonna make it.   I would bet that a survey crew has already determined that the true height is about 11 foot or less when hauling a load longer than about 24 feet.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Fara Clark: Nice shearing action, cut that top right off.


WTP 2: BOXCUTTER BRIDGE.


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‘’ 1 day ago  
Stud Gerbil

LIke a lot of those bridges, the posted height is correct, but the bridge is in a dip in the road and a 53foot trailer is not gonna make it.   I would bet that a survey crew has already determined that the true height is about 11 foot or less when hauling a load longer than about 24 feet.

Chances are pretty good a long trailer is, by default, at the usual 13' 6" maximum and the dip isn't going to be a factor.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
There's a parking deck near me with big PVC pipes that hand a few feet from the entrance. The idea is if a driver hits one, they're know they're not going to clear the entrance while they still have room to turn around and suffer little to no damage. Pretty simple, right?

From what I've been told by people who work there people still hit the I-beam at the entrance pretty regularly.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

p89tech: There's a parking deck near me with big PVC pipes that hand a few feet from the entrance. The idea is if a driver hits one, they're know they're not going to clear the entrance while they still have room to turn around and suffer little to no damage. Pretty simple, right?

From what I've been told by people who work there people still hit the I-beam at the entrance pretty regularly.


Have you seen any of the more recent 11'-8"+8" videos? They all but have someone hop in the cab to hit the brakes for the driver, and still are regularly cleaning roofs and air conditioners off the road.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
The 11'-8+8" bridge isn't unique. It's only special because of the cameras capturing every crash.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

robodog: TangoDown: robodog: Yeah, the dashcam channel I subscribe to.....

Speaking of dash cams, here's a crazy front and back view of a runaway truck tire that hit my car and the car behind me, this past summer. 
https://youtu.be/_mWVWtBrlNY
https://youtu.be/935fOHgQiDM

Mind if I submit to the channel?


Go ahead. Use any of them, there's a few I've collected over the years.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  
I am not a structural engineer but these repeated blows to the side of bridges are not what they were made to resist. does each crash weaken the bridge in a meaningful way?
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

chucknasty: I am not a structural engineer but these repeated blows to the side of bridges are not what they were made to resist. does each crash weaken the bridge in a meaningful way?


For the original 11'8" bridge, they put a crash bar a few feet in front of the bridge deck that's not connected to it in any way, which prevents the head on hits but still allows trailers just barely too high to scrape the underside of the deck. For the actual hits on the bridge, the railroad company inspectors have to come out and verify that the bridge is still useable.

For this new one? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

BakaDono: chucknasty: I am not a structural engineer but these repeated blows to the side of bridges are not what they were made to resist. does each crash weaken the bridge in a meaningful way?

For the original 11'8" bridge, they put a crash bar a few feet in front of the bridge deck that's not connected to it in any way, which prevents the head on hits but still allows trailers just barely too high to scrape the underside of the deck. For the actual hits on the bridge, the railroad company inspectors have to come out and verify that the bridge is still useable.

For this new one? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


thanks. I was just thinking most engineering is expecting forces on the Y axis (gravity I guess) but not built for X axis smacks. was curious if they factor that in much.
 
‘’ 1 day ago  

Mrtraveler01: foo monkey: I feel bad for the drivers in these videos.  Most of them are probably renting the truck for a local move.  They have their hands full driving an unfamiliar truck and they're distracted by all the moving-related stuff going on.  Then bam, they make a wrong turn and ruin the truck.  I mean, I still laugh, but I feel bad about it.

Actually it's in an industrial part of Kansas City so most likely, a lot of those drivers aren't local.

I think what happens is that truck drivers that don't know the area rely solely on their GPS which doesnt factor in bridge heights and since they don't know any other way around it, they just decide to try and go under the bridge with disasterous results. That's why they stripped the highway designation off of that road to try and deter people from using it. But as long as Google tells them to take that road, truck drivers will be stupid enough to temp fate.


I wonder if anyone has ever tried to sue Google for map directions..
 
‘’ 21 hours ago  

stuartp9: I wonder if anyone has ever tried to sue Google for map directions..


Pretty sure you waive that right at EULA acceptance.
 
‘’ 19 hours ago  

FrostbiteFallsMN: Not a bridge but my new favorite taking over from 11foot8 when it doesn't get any action:

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


Another great traffic trap is across the pond, at Rufford Ford. Welcome to hydrolock.


Rufford Ford || Vehicles vs DEEP water compilation || #45
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CSB: 20+ years ago, I came within two miles of it and never knew it existed until recently.
 
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