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Canopener Bridge claims victim No. 103, displays awesome artifact of destruction

Posted by on Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 4:27 PM

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OK, now let's all say it together, folks: "Overheight when flashing."

Words of wisdom, for the wise.

This cell phone pic from your humble blogger doesn't do it justice, but this was the scene at the 11-foot-8 "Canopener Bridge" at Durham's Brightleaf Square at 2:52 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2016.

As you can sort-of see, the top of somebody's truck was perfectly sheared off by the notoriously low railroad overpass. A crumpled sliding door may also be hanging up there, along with what looks like a bumper, in two precariously positioned pieces. 

Duke systems analyst Jürgen Henn, who created 11foot8.com to chronicle the bridge's ruthless and frequent assaults on the hapless, may soon have an awesome piece of "crash art" to sell from this mishap, as soon as somebody figures out how to get it down. As of 3:15 p.m., it was still blocking a lane of traffic.

Witnesses say the crash occurred just before 2 p.m. 

"He was flying," a Morgan Imports employee was overheard saying of the driver, who was apparently not injured, thank goodness,

Yeah, well, if the driver was" flying," their wings just got seriously clipped, knowhumsayin'.

The INDY was also on the scene recently for the immediate aftermath of the Canopener Bridge's 102nd documented crash scene — and so was NBC News, following up on a front-page story in the Wall Street Journal about the bridge that appeared just the day before.

We're beginning to think that bridge is becoming a bit of a glory hound when the media is present. 

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