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The toughest bridge in the world!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    LMFAO!
     
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Dang that must have been in 1 day..lol
     
  4. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have to wonder what sort of effect that bridge has on the unemployment numbers?
     
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  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Love it! The small child in me (that is me) is easily amused! :)
     
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  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW as a past School bus driver and currently a Dump truck driver. I can tell you those last 4" between 11'8" and those 12' tall trucks is a bubblegum LOL.

    We pave roads and are constantly dealing with over head wires and trees. Always mindful.

    I noticed a couple of those hits managed to move the bridge pretty good.
     
  8. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    When they repave the road and lay down the asphalt thicker do they replace the signs that tells the drivers what the clearance is?
     
  9. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Amazing! Can you imagine having to call your boss and tell him what you just did to his truck??
     
  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I noticed at Budget rentals they had pictures of people doing this with their trucks and that specifically these types of accidents are NOT covered by the optional insurance.
     
  11. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I need to go double check I know how high my trailer is!
     
  12. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    very seldom do they repave under the overpass because it involves more than changing a sign, like trucker gps's, maps, ect.
     
  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    That sucker is low. HAHAHA. I really don't think drivers can prepare for that with just the flashing sign ON THE BRIDGE, comeon!

    I believe the standard is 14' on interstates.

    Different states have warnings, like Oregon - even these are over 12' - that killer bridge is 11' 8"! Damn.

    http://11foot8.com/

    Oregon Low Clearances, Bridge Heights
    and below normal bridge clearances.
    Statutory Height: 14'0"
    Structures with 14'0" or less Clearance:

    (NOTE: There may be other locations not reported to us.)
    Hwy # Location Height
    OR 99W NB Corvallis- 0.6 mile south of US 20 at Mary's River bridge 12'9"
    OR 180
    (Eddyville-Blodgett Hwy) Eddyville- approx 6 mile east of jct US 20 12'5"
    OR 260
    (Rogue River Loop Hwy) Merlin- approx 4 miles southwest of Robertson Bridge 12'6"
     
  14. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    When I first got my commercial license, The instructor asked me after we went under an overpass; What was the height of the bridge And truck?
    Wake up call !!!
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Some times they will grind the asphalt under the bridge before they repave.
     
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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I sense a great business opportunity at this location....

    truck-repair-header961966.jpg
     
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  17. SturgeonSlayer

    SturgeonSlayer St.Helens Active Member

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    love it that there is a permanent video installed at that location. lmao.
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Rail road wants to know who to go after for repairs.