Transportation officials in Durham, North Carolina, went to great lengths to reduce the risk of trucks losing their roofs at the city's infamous "can opener" bridge, but they did not seem to go far enough.
Footage from 11foot8, which has two cameras permanently trained on the bridge, according to the Huffington Post, shows that trucks continue to be beheaded as they try to drive under the Norfolk Southern-Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, even though the bridge was recently raised by 8 inches.
The bridge, which was 11 feet, 8 inches high before its 2019 technically assisted growth spurt, has declined well over a hundred trucks in size over the past decade. At the heart of the problem seems to be that under North Carolina law, commercial vehicles can be 1
Incidents captured on camera last month include a driver trying to limit the damage already caused by backing under the bridge, just manages to tear off even more metal from the truck's cabin and drop an exhaust stack. In another, the roof of a box truck is sliced off and rolled up with all efficiency like a ring pull on a can of tuna.