11-foot-8 updates!

Hey can-opener bridge lovers, it turns out that the post that @markfrauenfelder posted in May was just one of a treasure-trove of 11-foot-8-plus-8 goodness that got dumped on the channel in the last couple months.

My mind is blown by crash #161, embedded below for your consumption:

This is the first time in my memory that the warning lights really did fail to go off! I’m presuming that this is because the laser height sensor is narrow enough to have missed detecting the hinge on the crane, which apparently was the only part of the vehicle that was overheight. Nevertheless, the driver should have known the height of their vehicle and detoured based on the signage alone – especially given that this driver is presumably not your standard box-truck-renter.

Anyway, head over to the 11-foot-8 YouTube channel for a trove of about half a dozen videos posted between Mark’s most recent two updates. So far, this one takes the cake in terms of interest and drama.

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Whoa, looking more closely, it looks like all the crashes in March and April (a number of which all took place on April 9th) have in common that the height sensor failed to go off. But on the one from May 11th that Mark shared, it was working.

I guess that sign really does do some good.

SCIENCE!

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