Truck Eating Bridge

There is a bridge down in Durham, NC whose formal name is the Norfolk Southern-Gregson Avenue Bridge. But for many in the area, it is called the “Can Opener Bridge” or the “Truck Eating Bridge”. The reason for this is that the bridge is really low, measuring 11’ 8” clearance because there are train tracks above it, so it can’t be raised, and a sewer only 4’ below grade, so the road can’t be dug out or lowered. And because of this, we have a situation. An enterprising person back in 2009 decided to hook up video cameras at the intersection to document the, on average, once a month accident that occours when a novice truck driver is not paying attention and plows right into the overpass, thus turning their truck into a sardene can. I don’t care if I’m late to the party on this. This is just fantastic stuff.

This is a video of a moving truck that gets completely destroyed trying to go under the bridge:

This is a compilation of multiple accidents at the bridge

This is complete internet gold. I could watch this all day.

The full YouTube Channel is YoVo68 and you can see a full detail of the bridge and the videos at

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