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10th Nov '17 7:18:21 PM dmcreif
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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. This is a railroad bridge you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance of 11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m) It cannot be raised, because nearby grade crossings would also have to be raised, and the street cannot be lowered, because a major sewer line runs right under the street. [[FailedASpotCheck Despite numerous big yellow warning signs and warning lights]], there's always at least one overheight truck per month that ends up getting its roof sheared off in spectacular fashion. Jürgen Henn, who runs a nearby office, mounted two video cameras to record the crashes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 post every]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2QW9CiHpZA instance of this]] to YouTube. The frequency of overheight trucks trying to go under the bridge much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to hosting the videos of these crashes, [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube guaranteeing that these unlucky drivers will never forget]].

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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. This is a railroad bridge you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance of 11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m) It cannot be raised, because nearby grade crossings would also have to be raised, and the street cannot be lowered, because a major sewer line runs right under the street. [[FailedASpotCheck Despite numerous big yellow warning signs and warning lights]], there's always at least one overheight truck per month that ends up getting its roof sheared off in spectacular fashion. Jürgen Henn, who runs a nearby office, mounted two video cameras to record the crashes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 post every]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2QW9CiHpZA instance of this]] to YouTube. The frequency of overheight trucks trying to go under the bridge much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge".Bridge" and gained it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS7WYn0qxzM international attention]]. There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to hosting the videos of these crashes, [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube guaranteeing that these unlucky drivers will never forget]].
10th Nov '17 7:16:07 PM dmcreif
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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. This is a railroad bridge you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance of 11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m) It cannot be raised, because nearby grade crossings would also have to be raised, and the street cannot be lowered, because a major sewer line runs right under the street. [[FailedASpotCheck Despite numerous big yellow warning signs and warning lights]], there's always at least one overheight truck per month that ends up getting its roof sheared off in spectacular fashion. Jürgen Henn, who runs a nearby office, mounted two video cameras to record the crashes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 post every instance of this]] to YouTube. The frequency of overheight trucks trying to go under the bridge much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to hosting the videos of these crashes, [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube guaranteeing that these unlucky drivers will never forget]].

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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. This is a railroad bridge you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance of 11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m) It cannot be raised, because nearby grade crossings would also have to be raised, and the street cannot be lowered, because a major sewer line runs right under the street. [[FailedASpotCheck Despite numerous big yellow warning signs and warning lights]], there's always at least one overheight truck per month that ends up getting its roof sheared off in spectacular fashion. Jürgen Henn, who runs a nearby office, mounted two video cameras to record the crashes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 post every every]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2QW9CiHpZA instance of this]] to YouTube. The frequency of overheight trucks trying to go under the bridge much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to hosting the videos of these crashes, [[InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube guaranteeing that these unlucky drivers will never forget]].
10th Nov '17 7:14:18 PM dmcreif
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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. This is a railroad bridge you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance. Drivers of large vehicles [[EpicFail frequently]] [[FailedASpotCheck fail to take heed of the big yellow warning signs and the warning lights triggered by their overheight vehicles]], and the roofs get sheared off in spectacular fashion. If that wasn't humiliating enough, there are two cameras at this intersection to capture [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 every instance of this]] and post it to YouTube. This happens twelve to sixteen times a year, so much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to the videos of these crashes.
* While a teenager, future actor Richard Harris was delivering a massive haulage truck to Dublin. Being somewhat drunk, he tried to drive under a low bridge in the belief that he could get through [[InsaneTrollLogic if he drove quickly enough]]. He then unsuccessfully tried to convince a policeman that the [[BlatantLies bridge was on the back of his truck because he was delivering it to Limerick]].

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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. This is a railroad bridge you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance. Drivers clearance of large vehicles [[EpicFail frequently]] 11 feet 8 inches (3.56 m) It cannot be raised, because nearby grade crossings would also have to be raised, and the street cannot be lowered, because a major sewer line runs right under the street. [[FailedASpotCheck fail to take heed of the Despite numerous big yellow warning signs and the warning lights triggered by their lights]], there's always at least one overheight vehicles]], and the roofs get truck per month that ends up getting its roof sheared off in spectacular fashion. If that wasn't humiliating enough, there are Jürgen Henn, who runs a nearby office, mounted two video cameras at this intersection to capture record the crashes and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 post every instance of this]] and post it to YouTube. This happens twelve The frequency of overheight trucks trying to sixteen times a year, so go under the bridge much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to hosting the videos of these crashes.
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* While a teenager, future actor Richard Harris Creator/RichardHarris was delivering a massive haulage truck to Dublin. Being somewhat drunk, he tried to drive under a low bridge in the belief that he could get through [[InsaneTrollLogic if he drove quickly enough]]. He then unsuccessfully tried to convince a policeman that the [[BlatantLies bridge was on the back of his truck because he was delivering it to Limerick]].
10th Nov '17 7:06:18 PM dmcreif
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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. A railroad bridge you more likely know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance. Drivers of large vehicles [[EpicFail frequently]] [[FailedAspotCheck fail to take heed of the big yellow warning signs and the warning lights triggered by their overheight vehicles]], and the roofs get sheared off in spectacular fashion. If that wasn't humiliating enough, there are two cameras at this intersection to capture [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 every instance of this]] and post it to YouTube. This happens twelve to sixteen times a year, so much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to the videos of these crashes.

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* The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. A This is a railroad bridge you you're more likely to know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], owing to its low vertical clearance. Drivers of large vehicles [[EpicFail frequently]] [[FailedAspotCheck [[FailedASpotCheck fail to take heed of the big yellow warning signs and the warning lights triggered by their overheight vehicles]], and the roofs get sheared off in spectacular fashion. If that wasn't humiliating enough, there are two cameras at this intersection to capture [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 every instance of this]] and post it to YouTube. This happens twelve to sixteen times a year, so much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to the videos of these crashes.
10th Nov '17 7:05:34 PM dmcreif
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* There is a bridge in the United States called the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], a railroad bridge with low vertical clearance. Drivers of large vehicles frequently fail to take heed of the big yellow warning signs and the warning lights triggered by their overheight vehicles, and the roofs get sheared off in spectacular fashion. Two cameras at this intersection capture [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 every instance of this]] to YouTube. This happens twelve to sixteen times a year, so much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to the videos of these crashes.

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* There is a The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass in Durham, North Carolina. A railroad bridge in the United States called you more likely know of by its alternate nickname, the [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=gregson+street&hl=en&ll=35.999059,-78.909899&spn=0.000931,0.002064&sll=35.98773,-78.891106&sspn=0.118619,0.264187&t=h&hnear=N+Gregson+St,+Durham,+North+Carolina+27701&z=20 11 foot 8 Bridge]], a railroad bridge with owing to its low vertical clearance. Drivers of large vehicles frequently [[EpicFail frequently]] [[FailedAspotCheck fail to take heed of the big yellow warning signs and the warning lights triggered by their overheight vehicles, vehicles]], and the roofs get sheared off in spectacular fashion. Two If that wasn't humiliating enough, there are two cameras at this intersection to capture [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 every instance of this]] and post it to YouTube. This happens twelve to sixteen times a year, so much so that the locals have nicknamed it the "Can Opener Bridge". There is even [[http://11foot8.com/ a website]] dedicated to the videos of these crashes.
20th Sep '17 9:19:02 AM BlaringCoder01
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** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' does this with a hearse, badly damaging the terminator trying to cut though the roof in the process.

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** ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' does this with a hearse, badly damaging the terminator Terminator trying to cut though the roof in the process.


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* The 1996 movie ''Film/{{TheSweeper}}'' has this when Mark drives under the trailer of a gasoline tanker, prompting an obvious "convertible" remark from him after driving under it.
25th Feb '17 6:39:06 AM eroock
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25th Feb '17 6:38:10 AM eroock
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v7DXgU0SCk This]] insurance ad gives us a [[RunawayTrain runaway BMW]] passing under a truck and thus being cropped into a convertible.
12th Feb '17 3:46:32 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/{{Smokey and the Bandit}}'', Sheriff Buford T. Justice has this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-pHuT2666s happen to him]] when he can't avoid a truck carrying a concrete I-beam. He continues to drive the roofless police cruiser at high speed across several states for the rest of the movie.

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* In ''Film/{{Smokey and the Bandit}}'', ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'', Sheriff Buford T. Justice has this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-pHuT2666s happen to him]] when he can't avoid a truck carrying a concrete I-beam. He continues to drive the roofless police cruiser at high speed across several states for the rest of the movie.


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* ''Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez'': Done by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhTw0zGbkwI Sister Clotilde]] with a wooden barrier, during one of her DrivesLikeCrazy moments. It's only part of the complete trashing she proceeds to inflict on her poor 2CV.
12th Oct '16 12:33:14 AM foxley
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* The Mythbusters clip mentioned above begins with footage from the {{CHiPs}} episode "MAIT Team".
* This happens in the MiamiVice episode "Stone's War" to a car driven by the CIA which is chasing Crockett and Stone.

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* The Mythbusters clip mentioned above begins with footage from the {{CHiPs}} ''Series/{{CHiPs}}'' episode "MAIT Team".
* This happens in the MiamiVice ''Series/MiamiVice'' episode "Stone's War" to a car driven by the CIA which is chasing Crockett and Stone.
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