Truck Wedges Itself In Paoli Bridge, Causing It To Collapse

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

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Signs before the bridge show no trucks allowed and the weight limit is at six tons. Paoli Police Chief Randall Sanders says the truck carrying thousands of bottles of water weighed about 35 tons.
Anchorman's Comment
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The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

I feel like this saying describes my feelings towards the countless number of bridge strikes that continue to happen.

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

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Signs before the bridge show no trucks allowed and the weight limit is at six tons. Paoli Police Chief Randall Sanders says the truck carrying thousands of bottles of water weighed about 35 tons.

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Is this Paoli PA?

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Truck wedges itself in Paoli bridge, causing it to collapse

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Signs before the bridge show no trucks allowed and the weight limit is at six tons. Paoli Police Chief Randall Sanders says the truck carrying thousands of bottles of water weighed about 35 tons.

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Is this Paoli PA?

Sorry didn't see the link. What a Bozo.

James R.'s Comment
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I just don't see how it could happen at all. There's a video compilation on youtube of a single bridge having countless events of trucks driving into it. I just don't get it. One time i drove under a bridge rated 2 inches higher than my 12'6" height in Chicago and i still got out and checked my stacks as i approached it cus i was ****ing myself scared they might scrape it. Thing is when i saw the bridge, before i saw the sign, i instantly knew it was bad business and i originally was just going to back out. I'm assuming anyone would see a low clearance and think to themselves, "gee that's only a little higher than decapitation level, maybe it's going to hit the truck?".

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Just, wow....

how does one not see posted NO TRUCK signs? This will teach the driver to pay better attention, if she ever drives again.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ya know, I've seen a million pictures of trucks hitting short bridges, but this one definitely takes the cake. Signs completely disregarded and common sense non-existent. I honestly don't know how some people get their license.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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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

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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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

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I like those old school type bridges.

That bridge is clearly not tall enough, i wonder what the driver was thinking? or NOT thinking?

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Hours Of Service

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