Comments By Dave D. (Armyman)

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Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Here's another thing, that I don't get. The accident happened during the day time. There also looked like there was a place to back up and maybe get turned around.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

I have seen signs like that before.

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Ticket

I purchased a ticket to the California Highway Patrolman's Ball, about two years ago. He never said anything about it NOT going on my record.

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Lease Operators

Basically, if you are looking at leasing, then maybe Landstar might be a better bet, because I think ALL of their trucks are lease trucks. The playing field is pretty much even.

Even then, I am sure the hard charging drivers get the better runs.

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Trucking school starts in less than 8 hours...

Miss Vamp, I thought you were already in school. I don't know why I thought that, but I did.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Heck, I've been across that bridge several times in the past, it's a beautiful little town.

When you say been across, you mean in a regular 4-wheeler, right?

What is the height clearance by your estimation?

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

street view

I for the life of me do not know where he was going. Unless he was coming in the other direction. If that is true, then he must have made a wrong turn somewhere.

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

The previous link said the clearance was 13'6". I say BS.

Here's another link, that says vertical clearance is less than 11'.

From Bridge Hunter

Dimensions:

Length of largest span: 90.5 ft. Total length: 92.8 ft.

Deck width: 15.7 ft.

Vertical clearance above deck: 10.8 ft.

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Now, look at the link, and tell me how anyone can think that a truck can get across this bridge...

The bridge in better times

Dave

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

Here's an idea, and I'm sure we're all guilty of NOT calling ahead to find a route to the shipper or receiver.

It's a case of following the GPS and NOT looking at the maps or NOT extending the map out on the GPS to see if the route is actually doable.

I just wonder if the clearance on the bridge was anywhere near 13'6". There is a bridge in Iowa on a gravel road OFF OF US 30 and the sign says the bridge height is 8'.

Dave

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