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Date: 12/03/12 11:13
Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: FEC2000

While out picture taking this morning, I ran across this incident where a 13'6" trailer tried to clear a 13' underpass. This is Diamond St Ravenna, OH where it passes below the NS Cleveland Line. Track inspectors found no track damage, but put a 10 mph speed restriction until the semi was removed. You can see by marks on the bridge, it has beeen hit before.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/12 12:05 by FEC2000.








Date: 12/03/12 11:14
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: FEC2000

Couple more






Date: 12/03/12 11:19
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: dash944cw

Another 10 mph and he'd of probably made it...
with some explainin' to do...



Date: 12/03/12 11:27
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: mjbobb

OOOPS!



Date: 12/03/12 11:34
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: sp8192

Yea, I'd say that the clearance on that one is about 13'5"...



Date: 12/03/12 11:39
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: octrax

One more reason to ship that trailer by train! Was it worth it for that driver to get "thrown under the truck" because of that extra 9 inches?



Date: 12/03/12 11:47
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: agrafton

Hey you fooled me, that's not a fog photo



Date: 12/03/12 11:51
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: SCUfoamer

Interesting how there is no height markings on either side of the bridge...Isn't that information supposed to be posted in visibility of the truck driver? Out here in California every damn bridge I've seen has the max height in reflective letters across it.



Date: 12/03/12 11:59
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: mkerner

first of all trucks are 13'6".Second low bridges are listed in the front of the Rand McNaly rtucker atias,proper trip planning would have avoided the accident if you can read english.Mike



Date: 12/03/12 12:15
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: 2720

Just let some air out of the tires and back it out!!!!
Mike



Date: 12/03/12 12:27
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: florida581

"Well, you see officer...I was hauling this overpass and ran outta gas." -Bill Engvall-

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Andrew

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Date: 12/03/12 12:31
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: farmer

FRA requires ten mph till a bridge inspector can look at it and determines its safe for timetable speed.

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Date: 12/03/12 12:47
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: hoydie17

mkerner Wrote:
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> first of all trucks are 13'6".Second low bridges
> are listed in the front of the Rand McNaly rtucker
> atias,proper trip planning would have avoided the
> accident if you can read english.Mike

Not true, the one pictured is now just a hair over 13'

Sean Hoyden
Centreville, VA
Night Stalker Photo Works, LLC.



Date: 12/03/12 12:48
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: toledopatch

SCUfoamer Wrote:
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> Interesting how there is no height markings on
> either side of the bridge...Isn't that information
> supposed to be posted in visibility of the truck
> driver? Out here in California every damn bridge
> I've seen has the max height in reflective letters
> across it.


I wouldn't be so sure that this road is even a truck route. And if it isn't, then it might not have the clearance signs that would be put up on a truck route.

I doubt the explanation for how this happened will get out very far beyond local coverage, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if use of a GPS device was involved.



Date: 12/03/12 13:05
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: pal77

When I was in college I drove for moving co both straights on tractors in Northern NJ. Our straights were 12'6" and trailers were as high as 13'6". Point is most bridges were marked, but if they weren't and I had any doubt whatsoever I found another way. Most otr guys were always concerned about low bridges and high rr crossings. Mind you this is long before GPS talking 86-89 time frame. Also sometimes these roads are marked with signs when you turn off the main road at least in NJ some are. Thats a bummer for that driver he'll pay decently.



Date: 12/03/12 13:16
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: KV1guy

SCUfoamer Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Interesting how there is no height markings on
> either side of the bridge...Isn't that information
> supposed to be posted in visibility of the truck
> driver? Out here in California every damn bridge
> I've seen has the max height in reflective letters
> across it.


Not true.

If you google the locations of Diamond st and Mill St, and Diamond and W Lake St, you will see that it warns of the 10'9" bridge ahead.



Date: 12/03/12 13:37
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: toledopatch

KV1guy Wrote:
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> SCUfoamer Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Interesting how there is no height markings on
> > either side of the bridge...Isn't that
> information
> > supposed to be posted in visibility of the
> truck
> > driver? Out here in California every damn
> bridge
> > I've seen has the max height in reflective
> letters
> > across it.
>
>
> Not true.
>
> If you google the locations of Diamond st and Mill
> St, and Diamond and W Lake St, you will see that
> it warns of the 10'9" bridge ahead.

I think what he was criticizing was the absence of any sign on the bridge itself.



Date: 12/03/12 14:09
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: Wurli1938

Or at least a complete open top trailer!



Date: 12/03/12 14:13
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: Wurli1938

Near the Port of Albany, NY there was a bridge marked 12'6" and trailers 13'6" cleared it with room to spare - but is sure shook up a driver when he came upon it as a stranger. I was creeping up to it to check it out in a heavy snow storm, and a unit with a high capacity container came flying thru from the opposite direction.



Date: 12/03/12 14:36
Re: Railroad bridge 1, semi truck 0
Author: scoobydoobydoo

I just dont understand how this keeps happening over and over again,Our Motor Coach is 13 feet 2 inches tall to top of the A/C unit,If i drop the air bags it will give me 2 more inches,We drive this thing everywhere if the Sign says 12 feet 9 inches we have to turn arround,I also look to see if the road was repaved,And then i put on the flasher climb on top and LOOK.Most standard trucks are 13/6 tall and most bridges are marked if you can read English!!!




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