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(Daily Mail)   11-foot-8 has been patiently decapitating trucks for decades, but other bridges aren't into that passive-aggressive stuff   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-12-01 5:30:46 PM  
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2022-12-01 5:45:56 PM  
Honey? Did you see that bomb I was making? Had wires sticking out and a timer that was atta WHADDAMEANYOUTHREWITOUT!.!?!.!
 
2022-12-01 5:54:34 PM  
"Starting off our top ten list of Things That Will NOT Buff Out..."
 
2022-12-01 5:56:17 PM  
buildup of decomp gases in the hopper or something? that seems like it shouldn't happen.
 
2022-12-01 5:56:52 PM  
What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?
 
2022-12-01 5:59:01 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?


End of mowing season and people are lazy af when it comes to disposing of gasoline?
 
2022-12-01 6:00:51 PM  
Great, now I doubt the existence of bridges, Indiana or trucks...thanks Fail Online...
 
2022-12-01 6:02:48 PM  
I think I know what happened. Glad garbage truck services both an Indian community and a Mexican enclave. Once the disposed of curry hit the refried beans, Armageddon was inevitable. Good thing they didn't have a Korean neighborhood too, or that kimchi would have made it go nuclear.
Stick to white bread, kids.
 
zez
2022-12-01 6:03:36 PM  

Tarl3k: Great, now I doubt the existence of bridges, Indiana or trucks...thanks Fail Online...


Oh, it's true...

VIDEO: Indianapolis trash truck bursts into flames after striking rail overpass
Youtube 6qC_urRnmBg
 
2022-12-01 6:03:36 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?


i think a lot of these trucks have been upgradded to run on CNG which isn't flammable but...

Natural gas will certainly ignite and burn, but it is not as flammable as most people think. The ignition temperature of natural gas is 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (648.89 Celsius), which means that it is not as flammable as many other gases. You also need a fairly specific blend of natural gas to air for it to burn.

of course, i am wrong frequently.
 
2022-12-01 6:07:05 PM  

replacementcool: buildup of decomp gases in the hopper or something? that seems like it shouldn't happen.


Perhaps a propane or LNG powered vehicle? If they can do it with buses I don't see why they couldn't do it with a garbage truck.
 
2022-12-01 6:07:31 PM  

olrasputin: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

End of mowing season and people are lazy af when it comes to disposing of gasoline?


At 3 bucks a gallon it's going in the mower or in our glasses at dinner.

/ kidding, obviously - I use stabil
// it tastes better that way
 
2022-12-01 6:09:37 PM  
The garbage truck burst into a massive fire ball after slamming into a concrete railroad overpass in Indiana on Monday
A witness said the driver walked away from the truck after the flames died down
The operator of the truck was not identified but, the garbage truck was owned by Republic trash


This entire story is a metaphor.
 
2022-12-01 6:12:14 PM  

zez: Tarl3k: Great, now I doubt the existence of bridges, Indiana or trucks...thanks Fail Online...

Oh, it's true...

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That... was an odd delay there
 
2022-12-01 6:17:22 PM  
Really scratching my head as to how there was an explosion, especially with a several second delay from when the truck got the haircut. Pretty sure this isn't one of those hydrogen vehicles with the cell on the roof. Only thing I can think of is when the top got scraped off, a hydraulic line was burst and pressurized hydraulic fluid sprayed out and got aerosolized. Then after a couple seconds of metal scraping there was enough sparks and just the right fuel/air mixture, and then boom.
 
2022-12-01 6:17:43 PM  

Schmerd1948: I think I know what happened. Glad garbage truck services both an Indian community and a Mexican enclave. Once the disposed of curry hit the refried beans, Armageddon was inevitable. Good thing they didn't have a Korean neighborhood too, or that kimchi would have made it go nuclear.
Stick to white bread, kids.


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2022-12-01 6:19:09 PM  

CakeandBeer: Really scratching my head as to how there was an explosion, especially with a several second delay from when the truck got the haircut. Pretty sure this isn't one of those hydrogen vehicles with the cell on the roof. Only thing I can think of is when the top got scraped off, a hydraulic line was burst and pressurized hydraulic fluid sprayed out and got aerosolized. Then after a couple seconds of metal scraping there was enough sparks and just the right fuel/air mixture, and then boom.


Makes sense
 
2022-12-01 6:24:18 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That... was an odd delay there


The ignition range for methane is 5% to 17% with air, so assuming it was a CNG truck (plausible), the initial impact and puff of white is the tank bursting and some water vapor in the air getting supercooled into a fluffy cloud, but the methane is still "too rich" to burn. Takes a few seconds for it to mix with the air enough for it to ignite.

Not sure that's what happened, but it's plausible.

I see what looks like wet pavement and maybe even some tiny flames on the debris on the ground immediately before the fireball, so perhaps it took out some hydraulic lines too.
=Smidge=
 
2022-12-01 6:24:57 PM  
Worst Jerry Bruckheimer movie EVER!
 
2022-12-01 6:26:53 PM  
Passive-aggressive: another term no one seems to understand.
 
2022-12-01 6:30:26 PM  
I'll add my speculation to the pile. There was a pressurized tank of something flammable up top. During the initial impact it was compromised which is why you see that cloud suddenly "poof" out. The truck continues scraping away parts of it's top which caused sparks that then ignited the cloud. The canister (now spewing fire) can be seen rolling around in the aftermath.

Look up thermobaric bombs to understand the delay and resulting massive explosion.
 
2022-12-01 6:32:08 PM  

olrasputin: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

End of mowing season and people are lazy af when it comes to disposing of gasoline?


Too lazy to pour it down the drain like ordinary people?
 
2022-12-01 6:33:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?


As they say in the UK that was "Me thane."
 
2022-12-01 6:35:34 PM  
This dude tried to bomb that bridge and farked up so bad he's gonna get away with it.
 
2022-12-01 6:45:30 PM  

awruk!: olrasputin: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

End of mowing season and people are lazy af when it comes to disposing of gasoline?

Too lazy to pour it down the drain like ordinary people?


I put mine in the storm drains. Gets it out of the neighborhood faster.
 
2022-12-01 6:49:53 PM  
Holy crap! Glad the driver is okay and even happier there is a good video of that.
 
2022-12-01 6:52:00 PM  

CakeandBeer: Really scratching my head as to how there was an explosion, especially with a several second delay from when the truck got the haircut. Pretty sure this isn't one of those hydrogen vehicles with the cell on the roof. Only thing I can think of is when the top got scraped off, a hydraulic line was burst and pressurized hydraulic fluid sprayed out and got aerosolized. Then after a couple seconds of metal scraping there was enough sparks and just the right fuel/air mixture, and then boom.


Except you can clearly see the lump on the roof for holding a gas canister which is what caught on the bridge..
 
2022-12-01 7:06:23 PM  

TheCableGuy: olrasputin: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

End of mowing season and people are lazy af when it comes to disposing of gasoline?

At 3 bucks a gallon it's going in the mower or in our glasses at dinner.

/ kidding, obviously - I use stabil
// it tastes better that way


Don't be silly. Pour the gas in your car. The garbage can or behind your garage is where you dump used motor oil and other toxic / flammable fluids.
 
2022-12-01 7:18:23 PM  

Frowzy: Look up thermobaric bombs to understand the delay and resulting massive explosion.


No, I don't think I want searches for any type of bomb in my browser history
 
2022-12-01 7:18:39 PM  

olrasputin: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

End of mowing season and people are lazy af when it comes to disposing of gasoline?


Gas fire for sure.. probably LNG.. small fires on the ground afterwards that went right out..  trash trucks here run on that.. frame warped from the impact, breaking the tank / lines ?
 
2022-12-01 7:20:25 PM  
We have CNG trash trucks around socal, 4 tanks on top of the trucks inside a fiberglass shroud. Same thing with buses only trash trucks are a lot taller...

Tanks burst, gas expands and mixes with air til it finds an ignition source hence the delay before ignition.
 
2022-12-01 7:22:26 PM  

Isitoveryet: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

i think a lot of these trucks have been upgradded to run on CNG which isn't flammable but...

Natural gas will certainly ignite and burn, but it is not as flammable as most people think. The ignition temperature of natural gas is 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (648.89 Celsius), which means that it is not as flammable as many other gases. You also need a fairly specific blend of natural gas to air for it to burn.

of course, i am wrong frequently.


The box on top of the truck looks added. None of the trucks around here have that. Might be the tank for the CNG. And the sparks from the impact could have set it off.
 
2022-12-01 7:23:16 PM  
when you order a potato taco but they serve you a black bean gordita supreme
 
2022-12-01 7:24:31 PM  

Palined Parenthood: when you order a potato taco but they serve you a black bean gordita supreme


You need a better taco place
 
2022-12-01 7:38:36 PM  
Residential trash is a nasty concoction of all sorts of flammable stuff. Burning off methane from landfills is a thing after all.

What I'm wondering is how the hell the driver ended up on that road in the first place. It's not like someone moving with their U-Haul that doesn't know the area. Someone had to royally fark up to have the truck routed down that road in the first place.

/ maybe new employee took a wrong turn?
// probably a new former employee
 
2022-12-01 7:51:24 PM  

cfreak: Residential trash is a nasty concoction of all sorts of flammable stuff. Burning off methane from landfills is a thing after all.

What I'm wondering is how the hell the driver ended up on that road in the first place. It's not like someone moving with their U-Haul that doesn't know the area. Someone had to royally fark up to have the truck routed down that road in the first place.

/ maybe new employee took a wrong turn?
// probably a new former employee


Well, they did get fired very publicly.
 
2022-12-01 7:57:46 PM  
Michael Bay seen running away giggling. . .
 
2022-12-01 8:00:36 PM  

Flowery Twats: Isitoveryet: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

i think a lot of these trucks have been upgradded to run on CNG which isn't flammable but...

Natural gas will certainly ignite and burn, but it is not as flammable as most people think. The ignition temperature of natural gas is 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (648.89 Celsius), which means that it is not as flammable as many other gases. You also need a fairly specific blend of natural gas to air for it to burn.

of course, i am wrong frequently.

The box on top of the truck looks added. None of the trucks around here have that. Might be the tank for the CNG. And the sparks from the impact could have set it off.


You can very clearly see at least one of the gas canisters rolling around on the street on fire after the explosion too.
 
2022-12-01 8:05:55 PM  
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Seen trucks like this all over the past few years.

/Less smelly than the diesels
//Still stink
 
2022-12-01 8:08:29 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: cfreak: Residential trash is a nasty concoction of all sorts of flammable stuff. Burning off methane from landfills is a thing after all.

What I'm wondering is how the hell the driver ended up on that road in the first place. It's not like someone moving with their U-Haul that doesn't know the area. Someone had to royally fark up to have the truck routed down that road in the first place.

/ maybe new employee took a wrong turn?
// probably a new former employee

Well, they did get fired very publicly.


Nah.. Truck got fired (up), employee walked away from it.
 
2022-12-01 8:17:05 PM  
I used to drive a commercial garbage truck and had one catch fire without any place to dump it. The fire department came in and tried pumping water inside but since the trash was so compacted it wouldn't put it out. I had to push it out in the R&R parking lot and have them extinguish iat there leaving a horrible stench for the morning commuters.
I normally would have gone to the dump to unload it but they weren't open yet.
My route had tons of paperwork and then some Japanese restaurants and Italian restaurants, fish stores and a Bakery. The bars were the last to be served and they were the likely suspects because of cigarettes and cigar's smoldering.
I miss the smell.
 
2022-12-01 8:19:02 PM  
Oh. So THAT'S why Republic missed their pick-up the other day.

/they S U C K
 
2022-12-01 8:20:30 PM  

zez: Tarl3k: Great, now I doubt the existence of bridges, Indiana or trucks...thanks Fail Online...

Oh, it's true...

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I want to BLEVE
 
TWX
2022-12-01 8:25:09 PM  

Flushing It All Away: Flowery Twats: Isitoveryet: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?

i think a lot of these trucks have been upgradded to run on CNG which isn't flammable but...

Natural gas will certainly ignite and burn, but it is not as flammable as most people think. The ignition temperature of natural gas is 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit (648.89 Celsius), which means that it is not as flammable as many other gases. You also need a fairly specific blend of natural gas to air for it to burn.

of course, i am wrong frequently.

The box on top of the truck looks added. None of the trucks around here have that. Might be the tank for the CNG. And the sparks from the impact could have set it off.

You can very clearly see at least one of the gas canisters rolling around on the street on fire after the explosion too.


It also looks like it was the hazy cloud under the near-side of the bridge that deflagrated, rather than flames only shooting from the back of the truck directly.  So I think that would be called a fuel-air bomb, a certain mixture of combustible fuel mixed into the air in such a fashion to maximize flash-burn.  Similar to grain-silo explosions or those color party fires that happen from time to time.
 
TWX
2022-12-01 8:28:44 PM  

cakeman: I used to drive a commercial garbage truck and had one catch fire without any place to dump it. The fire department came in and tried pumping water inside but since the trash was so compacted it wouldn't put it out. I had to push it out in the R&R parking lot and have them extinguish iat there leaving a horrible stench for the morning commuters.
I normally would have gone to the dump to unload it but they weren't open yet.
My route had tons of paperwork and then some Japanese restaurants and Italian restaurants, fish stores and a Bakery. The bars were the last to be served and they were the likely suspects because of cigarettes and cigar's smoldering.
I miss the smell.


A friend used to manage a landfill.  Occasionally a driver would radio-in that they were 'coming in hot', and the lanfill would open all the gates from the street into a paved area by the wayside where the truck would rush-in and start pushing out its smoldering load before a $300,000 vehicle with several months' leadtime had to be replaced.
 
2022-12-01 8:44:06 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

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2022-12-01 8:45:04 PM  
So now it's a Michael Bay film

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2022-12-01 8:54:37 PM  

Dr. Bison: So now it's a Michael Bay film

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Transformers sequel #73: Optimus Prime Gets A Haircut.
 
2022-12-01 8:58:36 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: What the hell was that garbage truck carrying in the back?


Maybe we need to ask Jimmy Galante.  He has some experience with exploding garbage trucks I hear...
 
2022-12-01 9:21:04 PM  
The truck body is a Heil DuraPack Python and, yes, the box on top is for the CNG cylinders. Without them it looks like this:

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