The low North Carolina bridge destroys a truck every month and there is nothing to stop it, says Department of Transportation
The low bridge that has been hit by trucks so often that it has its own website
- Jurgen Henn filmed eight shocking crashes and missed two others
An 11ft 8 inch bridge in North Carolina has destroyed so many trucks that a video of vehicles that have repeatedly dropped their roof has become a viral sensation.
Durham man Jurgen Henn, who works in a shopping mall near the scene in Durham, said he heard so many crunches and metal grinding that he crashed over the years that he finally decided to set up a camera to record the accidents.
He had filmed eight crashes in no time and missed two others he knew and discovered that an accident happened about once a month.
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Film: Durham man Jurgen Henn decided to set up a video camera to record the accidents
Problem area: Mr. Henn filmed eight crashes and missed two others he had heard about
& # 39; That is almost an accident a month, & # 39; he said WRAL.
A video of the crash he posted on YouTube has earned more than 300,000 views.
Mr. Henn said: & # 39; It's always kind of a mix of, & # 39; Whoa Look At This! & # 39; and & # 39; Oh my god, what could have happened? & # 39;
He described the pounding sound as & # 39; earth shattering & # 39; and he said it makes passers-by and people jump into surrounding buildings.
Mr. Henn said about the drivers: & # 39; They certainly seem distracted and the drivers of the truck are probably inexperienced too. & # 39;
Crash: Authorities have warned drivers of the 11ft eight inch bridge, but they have been ignored
Viral: the shocking images have drawn more than 300,000 views on You Tube
The bridge is about 100 years old and when it was built there were no minimum release standards.
The city installed signs that warned drivers of the free space under the bridge, along with a sensory system that operates a flashing light to warn large trucks.
But drivers have still tried to clear their roofs.
The State Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining Gregson Street and engineers say there is nothing left to do to prevent future collisions.
& # 39; There is a problem with who is responsible, & # 39; said Henn. & # 39; Who is the problem is it? It's tricky. & # 39;
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