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Big Truck + Low Bridge = Satisfying Schadenfreude!

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


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.


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.