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Old 03-18-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Have you seen the Bridge from Hell? Watch here.

Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities

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Always a concern and came close one day in Texas gas station. Pump cover looked as high as any of them......but it wasn't. CB antenna (i don't acutally have a CB) alerted me to the hazard and I backed out.

Did FR put CB antennas on everyones coach?

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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Ouch! Take a look at the RV one.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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This is why I got one of those RV GPSs that has a low clearance warning! I know it's not foolproof, but it at least makes me feel better.

When we drove the new coach home from the dealership, I thought we were going to hit every bridge and tree we went under, LOL!

(Not sure if I have a CB antenna - I'll have to see if we have one when we finally get this coach out of winter storage, which I'm hoping is soon.)
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #4
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My girls uncle just bought the coach that hit the bridge. He has 2 others of that model and could get the parts to fix the AC. I actually joked and posted the video on FB and asked if that bus said Furtado on the side. His wife said no, but it will soon since they are buying it. Funny thing, they didn't know what happened to the bus until I posted the video.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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Go to 11 FOOT 8 very good videos of the bridge at work!

What`s funny is that 100 feet or so before the bridge there is a beam that when crossed by a tall truck sets the flashing lights off for the low clearance. the idea is to alert people with the flashing lights, instead of just getting used to them flashing 24/7.
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our local 11-8 bridge .......
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Historic photos: Q-C's truck-eating bridges : Gallery

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actually we have a few


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This is why I got one of those RV GPSs that has a low clearance warning! I know it's not foolproof, but it at least makes me feel better.

When we drove the new coach home from the dealership, I thought we were going to hit every bridge and tree we went under, LOL!

(Not sure if I have a CB antenna - I'll have to see if we have one when we finally get this coach out of winter storage, which I'm hoping is soon.)
You can also buy the Rand McNally highway atlas made especially for semi-drivers. Those list every bridge on the major highways that are below 13'6".

Available at many truck stops and if you happen to buy when they are upgrading to the newest year, but can find last years, they do a "close out" for less than $10.

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Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities

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Always a concern and came close one day in Texas gas station. Pump cover looked as high as any of them......but it wasn't. CB antenna (i don't acutally have a CB) alerted me to the hazard and I backed out.

Did FR put CB antennas on everyones coach?

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OMG how can they even allow any truck to go under that thing!! My stomach turned when I saw the Greyhound type transport go under it! That poor RV! I had my hand over my mouth the entire video!
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This is why I got one of those RV GPSs that has a low clearance warning!
I have one as well, a Garmin truck unit that tells me if I wander onto a threatening route but also like you, I don't entirely depend on it. I have had tense moments passing under some bridges, probably left pucker marks on the seat.

My Encounter came with a 30 inch old fashioned CB antenna sitting at the front of the roof right in the middle. It makes a lot of noise when I drag it under limbs or low overhangs so I know right away if I am under something low. Of course the problem is that if I am moving with any speed, the warning is too late to prevent damage. It is by far the higest thing sticking up on the roof by maybe 15-20 inches so many times it hits but nothing else does.

I thought the CB antenna was standard but maybe not. I don't have a CB connected to it by the way. Might get one some day.

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Ok - I just looked and I do have an antenna. Never noticed it before (but wondering how I didn't because it is rather huge.) :-)
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