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Old 06-11-2015, 11:30 AM   #1
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It is not always tractor trailers that get caught in low bridges. I have been under this bridge many times.....

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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It is not always tractor trailers that get caught in low bridges. I have been under this bridge many times.....

RV crunched in Geneseo Wednesday night - Quad-Cities Online: Home
So he thought his motor home was a mere 9' I guess.
Or that the posted sign of 10' was only a suggestion that didn't concern him and his 13' plus mh.

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:57 AM   #3
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I got nervous the other day. New camper is almost 11ft. Got to a arched concrete short tunnel and it said 10 ft. I cleared by a mile, guessing at its lowest points on the sides was 10ft. Middle was prob 15+
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Can't fix stupid.
Nor will they be able to fix that motorhome
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Nor will they be able to fix that motorhome
Wonder if the Ole lady with the dog was driving?

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Driver is probably still in the motorhome looking for clean, fresh underwear...

And I can only guess what the spouse will do (if there is one)....
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Comments say there were 5 kids with minor injuries. I hope they all recover quickly.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:47 PM   #8
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I get very nervous with anything less than 13' in fact I'm not sure I would try it. I'm 12'7" and not trusting signs were changed last time they repaved.
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I honestly get nervous driving my dually under that bridge. I usually go around it through town. What you can't see here is that the road dips down and goes under the train tracks, the bridge is not raised up. It also is very very narrow.
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Being a newbie, I can see how this could happen if the owner did not have a GPS that had clearance heights. If you have the generic GPS, just plug in the end destination and you could get in a mess like this. IF there were clear warning signs of a low clearance way BEFORE this low clearance, then that's a different issue. And what if there was no exit, no way out? Lots of options but it's still sad. Hope all the kids are ok.
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