13'6" Bridges

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Tomorrow I have to deliver my load in Elizabeth, NJ. The route my Qualcomm wants me to take will require a sharp left turn across a lane of traffic into the facility entrance. I thought, no way in hell am I gonna do that if I can't find a better way.

I found a route that would lead me straight into the entrance, however, a section of it would require going under a 13'6" overpass. Any thoughts on the matter?

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Anchorman's Comment
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Call the place you are going to deliver at and ask for directions in to the facilty. They will be able to tell you how it is typically done and know the local roads well.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Call the place you are going to deliver at and ask for directions in to the facilty. They will be able to tell you how it is typically done and know the local roads well.

Apparently they closed at noon...

G-Town's Comment
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Get the street name:Rt number and call the local PD. Keep in mind Elizabeth is a major port city, lots of trucks. My experience with north jersey I can get under all 13' 6" overpasses.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I've been under several 13 / 6 overpasses, I usually just slow down to around 15 mph and close my eyes. LOL!

JJ

Linden R.'s Comment
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We have a 13' 7 in CT on 95, whenever I am going by there on one of my families road trips we stop at the truck stop that overlooks the highway and watch them come an inch from certain death lol. At 65 mph, too.

Chris M's Comment
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There's a 13'6" bridge on US-82 in Mississippi that I've gone under a couple of times. If you've got a 25' tape measure, measure your trailer height and chances are you will probably actually be under 13'6" if you're loaded

Chris L.'s Comment
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There's a bridge marked 13' 4" in Vancouver Washington and first time I came up to it I stopped got out and looked then proceeded super slow and made it without touching. This was in the middle of the night when I was doing food service delivery.

Either my trailer wasn't tall as it says, or the bridge measurement isn't exact.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I've been under several 13 / 6 overpasses, I usually just slow down to around 15 mph and close my eyes. LOL!

JJ

I can see it now. Eyes closed fingers crossed. Here we go. Wow, no crunch!! I guess I still have my job today.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Louisville, KY has several overpasses where one side is higher than the other. A few of them are near an industrial park. One bridge is 13'6" on 1 side and 12'8" on the other. Another one is 13'7" on one side and 13'4" on the other. That particular overpass is 4 lanes. The outside lanes both directions are no bueno. Even on the good side if your not weighed down the corner of your trailer will rub. You can actually make it under the short side. You just need to be in the left lane, heavy, and hug the central pillars, lol.

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