West Approach from Above
Photo taken by David Backlin in June 2010
BH Photo #197709
Locals are now calling it the "truck stop":
Great pics of truck destruction.
My nomination for comment of the year:
"This bridge has taken more hits than Snoop dog"
Kudos to the builder. This bridge has taken more hits than Snoop dog
By the way,CVS does not ship narcotics with their regular loads to be delivered to stores.
Maybe the truck drivers ought to start a website about which bridges they hit or destroy and how often.Then again,common sense doesn't hurt.
I think Art's idea about 29 mph too slow is right, but for a different reason. The driver was probably going 59 mph. As we all know from "Back to the Future", he would have to be going 88 mph just before the bridge in order to travel to a time before the bridge was built in order to safely follow his intended route, assuming his intended route existed before the bridge did. 8^)
Hope they had the narcotics secured!
People will never learn... this happened the next day.
Obviously, the signs at the bridge were non conforming :^)
I think the trucker was about 29 mph too slow to make it through. Considering how far under he made it, he was committed but not fully committed. He (or she) need to go and practice on some more covered bridges!
Tony... well you can't blame him for trying, that technique worked for James Bond on a motorcycle. Not sure which driving school uses James Bond movies for training...
Can't claim he didn't see the sign....
Looks like the driver tried to tip it over and slide it through on it's side! ;-)
The Independence TEB strikes again.
Heavy constructors of Kansas City area shows retired member:
J.P. REITER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Company formed 1964 and now dissolved, making the builder's mark in the photo from a rehab, perhaps 1985.
Probably the correct name for the contractor.