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The End of an Era



For more than 50 years, trucks have been getting their roofs sliced off by a certain underpass in Durham, North Carolina, that has a clearance of 11 feet, 8 inches. There were so many low clearance accidents that in 2008, Jürgen Henn set up a camera to catch them. The videos on his website, 11 Foot 8, made the Gregson Street trestle famous for its frequent can opener crashes, some you may have seen here at Neatorama.

But that era is coming to an end. The Durham Transportation Department has announced that the overpass, after standing at the same height for 100 years, is being raised. To see plenty of incidents from this underpass, watch the 12-minute documentary OVERHEIGHT MUST TURN. -via Metafilter


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There is one of those on the Onondaga Lake Parkway outside of Syracuse NY. Once a large tour bus hit it and there were fatalities. Surprised it hasn't been "fixed" yet.
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