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Date: 01/23/22 19:08
Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: GenePoon

It'll fit...It'll fit...It'll fit.....

It won't fit!!!




Date: 01/23/22 19:14
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: Super-C

Nice convertible 53 ft dry van. Job opening?  Thanks for sharing the photo.  Chris



Date: 01/23/22 19:38
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: MacBeau

Teenage driver?
—Mac



Date: 01/23/22 19:46
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: PHall

What does the clearance sign say? 11'-1" Yeah, that's no bueno.



Date: 01/23/22 19:53
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: anthracite

A) Indifferent driver?

B) Illiterate driver??

C) Innumerate driver???

D) All of the above...?



Date: 01/23/22 20:17
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: perklocal

But this is the way my phone told me to go !



Date: 01/23/22 20:53
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: MojaveBill

Are truck drtvers required to prove they can read?

Bill Deaver
Tehachapi, CA



Date: 01/24/22 03:25
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: Train29

Today's Darwin Award.



Date: 01/24/22 04:34
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: DesertLine

I used to live about 1/2 mile from this location. This type of accident occured frequently. As a young man, I called this underpass "The Stratford Can Opener".  Several years ago, the State installed a height detector on the South side that flashes a warning if it detects an overheight vehicle. The North side only had a sign that read "11ft. 1in", with flashing yellow lights. This truck was approaching from the North side, and must have been traveling fairly fast. The bridge itself is a Pony Plate Girder bridge built in 1905.



Date: 01/24/22 10:10
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: DevalDragon

He should have went faster. Probably would have cleared the bridge.



Date: 01/24/22 12:09
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: steamloco

MojaveBill Wrote:
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> Are truck drtvers required to prove they can read?

No, that's what the excuse was for the run away in Colorado the killed all those people. Lots of crossings in the Carolina's are being marked in Spanish were trucks are always stuck on the tracks.



Date: 01/24/22 13:49
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: GenePoon

Train29 Wrote:
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> Today's Darwin Award.

Not really.  Driver did not come out of the incident unable to reproduce or dead (unless dying of embarrassment).



Date: 01/24/22 14:17
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: SamRae

Years ago, I was told by a former PRR/PC/AMT clearance engineer that "It'll fit the second time"...

GFP



Date: 01/25/22 15:10
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: ProAmtrak

I bet the driver lost their CDL no thanks to that!



Date: 01/25/22 18:12
Re: Meanwhile...under the Northeast Corridor in Stratford, CT
Author: BRAtkinson

One of the things I learned in my years as a CSX Intermodal rep (ie, gate clerk) from various truckers I dealt with is that there's a 'regular' GPS device available to anyone, but then there's a high-priced 'trucker GPS' that is 'bridge aware' and 'load limit aware', etc.  I even dealt with a number of truckers driving for a national trucking company that were provided GPS instructions by their home office...right out of Google Driving Instructions or something like that.  I had a couple of their drivers call me when 1/4 mile short of the ramp indicating they were looking at an 11'6" bridge per their driving instructions and needed to get the right way to our ramp.

It goes to show...you get what you pay for...



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