Low Bridges & Misc.

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Pelican's Comment
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Pelican's Comment
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Look up 363 Trumbull street Elizabeth NJ. You'll see a Bay & Bay barely squeezing under it in Google maps


I drove under a 13'4" bridge in Elizabeth, NJ.

Don't ask me how. I dunno either.


Some of the Northeastern states allow for winter snow pack in their bridge measurements. You'll find this common in that area. That bridge may actually be 14'-4" in the summer months. They give you a lesser height so you can still be confident you'll fit under when there's 12" of snow packed on the street.

Hopefully the snow plow will show up before it gets deeper than that! good-luck.gif



FR8 M4N's Comment
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Hmmm, the pics aren't showing up.


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Pianoman's Comment
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So how did you deal with this situation? How did you determine that you would fit underneath, or did you just close your eyes and take a run at it? Lol

It’s been too long ago now so I don’t remember the exact bridge height but there was a 13’3 or 13’4 bridge I ran under going through/around NYC once years ago. I took a ramp to get on the interstate and there it was in front of me and I had tons of traffic backed up around me so there was absolutely no where I could go. I just took it extremely slow and waited to hear or feel something but I never did. My options were to do what I did or call the cops to turn me around when I didn’t even know for sure if I couldn’t make it under the bridge.


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Davy A.'s Comment
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I came up on this gem last year. I missed the driveway into a truck repair place and end up on 60th there. I stopped about a quarter mile before it. Got out and walked to it. I was able to back into the driveway at the bottom of the screen and turn around. It's an abandoned xcell energy yard there.



Bill M.'s Comment
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Those slogans. LOL.

This happened on 376 near Hermitage, Pennsylvania. The driver of a roll-off left his bed/rails up after dropping the dumpster. He had some serious injuries. As you can see, the frame rails of the lift were ripped entirely off of the truck. The bridge is a total loss. It will be demolished, and a new one will be built. The earliest the road will reopen is June 2024.




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