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(WCVB Boston)   11foot8 bridge meet 12foot6 tunnel   (wcvb.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Massachusetts Turnpike, Logan International Airport, Sumner Tunnel, inbound lanes of the Sumner Tunnel, Members of the Massachusetts, Callahan Tunnel, overheight tractor-trailer, inside.State police  
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5576 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2022 at 11:05 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-26 7:44:59 AM  
I guess letting the air out of the tires wasn't going to work?
 
2022-11-26 9:41:54 AM  
Police said the tractor-trailer was being driven by a 36-year-old from Ontario, Canada.

Honest mistake. He obviously thought the clearance was in meters.
 
2022-11-26 10:38:12 AM  
Done in one
 
2022-11-26 11:17:18 AM  
I'm guessing anyone walking out of the tunnel with hopes of making a flight likely missed it. Depending on the terminal, it's gonna be a longer walk then they thought.  MAYBE there is a shot if there is a shuttle from the blue line.
 
2022-11-26 11:35:27 AM  
You know, Boston will always be "home" in my heart, but so help me farking god I will never, ever miss the abject farking stupidity of drivers. Both local and visiting. Storrow, Mem, countless other little side streets, every month there's at least one snappah head he doesn't read the height signs.

And who the hell designed a tunnel like that without taking into account the number of product hauling tractor trailers?? They didn't think about the fact that so many are around 13.5'?

/end rant
 
2022-11-26 11:38:23 AM  
I will depart from my usual picture of our pet bridge to show some of the carnage we see every year. Note the gouges in the concrete.

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2022-11-26 11:38:44 AM  

unchellmatt: You know, Boston will always be "home" in my heart, but so help me farking god I will never, ever miss the abject farking stupidity of drivers. Both local and visiting. Storrow, Mem, countless other little side streets, every month there's at least one snappah head he doesn't read the height signs.

And who the hell designed a tunnel like that without taking into account the number of product hauling tractor trailers?? They didn't think about the fact that so many are around 13.5'?

/end rant


Opened in 1934. Before big trucks.

Just grateful they have the Ted Williams Tunnel, or traffic would have been more farked up.
 
2022-11-26 11:43:12 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Opened in 1934. Before big trucks.


That's true, that's true, very good point. It's the Sumner, hadn't thought of that. But... The drivers who don't read the signs.... I can imagine the shiat show that created with traffic on a holiday weekend.
 
2022-11-26 11:43:14 AM  
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2022-11-26 11:56:28 AM  
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2022-11-26 11:59:18 AM  
Driver just wasn't going fast enough.

Apparently it happens so often they have a flippy-sign to indicate a road closure.
 
2022-11-26 12:05:10 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: unchellmatt: You know, Boston will always be "home" in my heart, but so help me farking god I will never, ever miss the abject farking stupidity of drivers. Both local and visiting. Storrow, Mem, countless other little side streets, every month there's at least one snappah head he doesn't read the height signs.

And who the hell designed a tunnel like that without taking into account the number of product hauling tractor trailers?? They didn't think about the fact that so many are around 13.5'?

/end rant

Opened in 1934. Before big trucks.

Just grateful they have the Ted Williams Tunnel, or traffic would have been more farked up.


I'm for making trucks smaller anyway. It's safer for everyone on the road, reduces wear, and perhaps more stuff should travel by rail.
I'm not holding my breath.
 
2022-11-26 12:06:28 PM  

jtown: Driver just wasn't going fast enough.

Apparently it happens so often they have a flippy-sign to indicate a road closure.


You have to go fast so it doesn't realize that it's too tight until after the truck is through?
 
2022-11-26 1:10:43 PM  
Easy fix.
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2022-11-26 1:11:28 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: jtown: Driver just wasn't going fast enough.

Apparently it happens so often they have a flippy-sign to indicate a road closure.

You have to go fast so it doesn't realize that it's too tight until after the truck is through?


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2022-11-26 1:15:35 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Easy fix.
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2022-11-26 1:22:56 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: jtown: Driver just wasn't going fast enough.

Apparently it happens so often they have a flippy-sign to indicate a road closure.

You have to go fast so it doesn't realize that it's too tight until after the truck is through?


The speed creates downforce that compresses the suspension.  And, if that's not enough, the inertial will push it thru.
 
2022-11-26 1:43:33 PM  

jtown: Driver just wasn't going fast enough.

Apparently it happens so often they have a flippy-sign to indicate a road closure.


Going faster won't help.  Light speed contraction happens in the direction of travel.  The vehicle will get shorter front to back.  Not shorter top to bottom.
 
2022-11-26 1:45:58 PM  
This is how you find the people who prefer Loverboy over Rush.
 
2022-11-26 2:10:52 PM  
That's what happens when you use the Sumner tunnel in winter.
 
2022-11-26 2:13:24 PM  
Traffic was detoured into the Ted Williams Tunnel

where it was flash-frozen.
 
2022-11-26 2:20:00 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Oblig

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This is a metaphor for something else, right? 😉
 
2022-11-26 2:40:21 PM  
This is just like how I got stuck in Subby's mom last night.
 
2022-11-26 2:57:08 PM  

Russ1642: That's what happens when you use the Sumner tunnel in winter.


Well you can't use the river Temarc in winter...
 
2022-11-26 3:31:44 PM  

sirrerun: This is just like how I got stuck in Subby's mom last night.


That was you?  Good thing you bumped me loose or I would still be there too.
 
2022-11-26 3:50:13 PM  
vasoline can work wonders.
 
2022-11-26 4:37:46 PM  
Isn't the Sumner "Tunnel" underwater?
That could have ended worse.

"Daylight" with Sylvester Stallone was a fun movie
 
2022-11-26 9:51:01 PM  
State police said they rushed to the scene around 4:20 p.m.

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2022-11-27 6:35:13 AM  

Floki: HighlanderRPI: Oblig

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This is a metaphor for something else, right? 😉


There's a different version of that gif that makes it clearer.
 
2022-11-27 7:22:16 AM  

The Smails Kid: Floki: HighlanderRPI: Oblig

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This is a metaphor for something else, right? 😉

There's a different version of that gif that makes it clearer.


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