Even when raised, the 11foot8 bridge continues to shred trucks
The 11foot8 bridge is an institution in the city of Durham, North Carolina. The structure is nicknamed the can-opener because many vehicles that are too high - especially trucks - drive under this bridge that shreds their roof. The bridge has since been raised to 12 feet 4 inches to limit accidents.
In the latest video from January 3, 2020, a Penske rental truck ignored the signs and the warning signal indicating that the vehicle should turn. As a result, the truck went under the bridge, losing pieces of the roof that happily fell to the ground.
The video was filmed from two angles as usual. The second angle, which is lower, shows that it is the orange bar indicating the height of the bridge that rubbed the top of the truck. If the bridge had not been raised, the truck would most likely have been stuck under the structure, which would have been even more problematic.
However, this is already the third incident since the bridge was renovated two months ago. In fact, it seems that the bridge is now attracting more trucks to drive under it. There are usually rental vehicles involved in these collisions because drivers do not know the exact height of the trucks.