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Old 03-09-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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That particular underpass— Gregson Street train trestle in Durham, NC— is notorious. There are several videos floating around YouTube about it. The trestle is about a hundred years old and looking good for its age, and despite what the videos seem to show, is only hit about once a month.

In fact, all of the vehicles are actually shown hitting a "crash beam" that is slightly lower than the trestle itself. Smacking into the trestle proper could cause a train derailment that would be even worse.

Point of interest, the signage says 11'8", but the actual measured clearance of the crash beam (not the trestle) is about 11'10˝" to give vehicles about 2˝" leeway. Everyone that hits the crash beam is underestimating their height by AT LEAST that much!
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