A railroad span in Durham, North Carolina, that has been the scene of no less than 101 mischances since 2008 including trucks and other huge vehicles that hammered into the base of the structure.
Jurgen Henn has been reporting crashes at the can opener, utilizing web cameras to catch video of the impacts when drivers hammer into the extension.
“It’s really insane once in a while,” Henn, who works in an office over the road and posts the recordings on the web, said. “That is to say, some of these truck crashes they hinder the street for a considerable length of time.”
The underpass, situated at South Gregson Street close Peabody Street, has a freedom of 11 feet, 8 inches.
The extension is over a nearby street however the Federal Highway Administration prescribes that underpasses ought to have no less than 14 feet of freedom.
Also, North Carolina law sets a most extreme stature for trailers at 13 feet, 6 inches, as indicated by the AAA, well underneath the tallness of the can opener.
Lee Gardner, who possesses a Penske Corp. truck rental business in Durham, cautions drivers to stay away from the scaffold and lets them know any harm brought about by the can opener is not secured by protection.
Gardner likewise runs a tow administration organization and says the scaffold keeps him occupied.
“We hear it unfailingly: ‘Hey, you know, I was simply taking after the GPS. Siri was letting me know how to arrive,'” Gardner said. “What’s more, they don’t have a truck GPS, they got a consistent auto GPS,” he included.
Some moving trucks Gardner’s organization rents are 12 feet, 7 inches tall — higher than the underpass leeway.
“I stay there at my work area working gently and out of the blue there’s this monstrous accident out there and I practically drop out of my seat,” said Henn.
Soon after Henn talked with NBC News on Wednesday, it happened once more: A truck excessively tall, making it impossible to go underneath smashed.
“I thought I had enough leeway,” said the driver, who was shaken however uninjured.
Signs and sensors have been introduced close to the scaffold to caution drivers however the extension is possessed by the railroad organization. With respect to bringing down the street, a sewer line keeps running underneath it. The state Department of Transportation arrangements to introduce more advanced sensors.
“You’d be taking a gander at huge expense to either bring down the street or raise the level of the railroad,” said John Sandors, representative division activity engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Raleigh.
An aggregation of Henn’s recordings has been seen more than 4 million times on YouTube. Henn trusts the consideration could keep the very basic sight of expansive vehicles hitting the structure.