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Monster of Gregson Street
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I don't remember if I ever posted about this famous/infamous spot in Durham, NC.  Its where a train rail runs over a downtown street, and the clearance is only 11' 8'' high.  There have been so many trucks or high loaded vehicles that have had the tops of their vehicle smashed away.  And it seem that there are always more than enough suckers willing to drive under that bridge and suffer a major collision with the train trestle.  

Naturally, one of the neighboring offices has an enterprising employee, who has set up movie cameras to record these drivers who fail to heed the warning posted for all to see.  In fact he has a bunch of them posted at his Youtube site linked here.

Here's the latest on, only six days old.

Bucket truck gets chewed up at the 11foot8 bridge




Here's a number of these screwups on a single video.

trucks hit 11foot8 bridge compilation 20 min


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This fellow from Down Under did some research on The Canopener and explains some facts regarding those who don't pay attention to the height restrictions.

THE CAN OPENER BRIDGE - 11foot8.com Bridge




Since I live in Cary, NC, which is just down the interstate, this landmark is very close. But I hardly ever go to Durham, unless my business calls for it. I don't think I've ever been to the bridge, but I'm going to have to eventually go there and check the location before I check out of this universe.

I'll have to get out my "Schist Happens" t-shirt and pose right in front of The Can Opener. S13
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