Big Truck + Low Bridge = Satisfying Schadenfreude!

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At the corner of Gregson and Peabody streets in Durham, North Carolina, lies a railroad trestle with an infamous history.

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The 11-foot-8-inch underpass, also known at the “can-opener bridge,” has seen hundreds of truck collisions over the past eight years. And Jürgen Henn has captured nearly every one of them with a surveillance camera and posted them online.

And North Carolina law sets a maximum height for trailers at 13 feet, 6 inches, according to the AAA, well below the height of the can opener.

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Most of the trucks that have gotten clipped or had their whole top ripped off by the bridge over the years were rental trucks with inexperienced or distracted drivers.

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