The Bridge of Stupidity

From the Moscow Times:

This Sunday, yet another truck driver ignored all the warning signs to become the 150th brave soul to get stuck under an infamous low-clearance bridge outside St. Petersburg.
The so-called “Bridge of Stupidity,” built on the outskirts of Russia’s second-largest city in 2009, has become an online sensation for the number of accidents its 2-meter height has caused. Fourteen trucks have already gotten stuck underneath the bridge this year, despite a banner overhead warning drivers of low clearance.


     Posted By: Alex - Thu Sep 06, 2018
     Category: Architecture | Trucks





Comments
Maybe they could try this: http://bridgeshark.com/
Posted by Virtual on 09/06/18 at 08:13 AM
Wow, this is worse than the 11'8" bridge in Durham, NC. The Stateside one, however has a dedicated webcam to catch the incidents for posterity.
Posted by crc on 09/06/18 at 10:57 AM
I was reminded of this bit of trivia:
http://www.astrodigital.org/space/stshorse.html
Posted by BMN on 09/06/18 at 03:40 PM
The solution would be to lower the height of trucks. Oh, wait. That's the function of the bridge and it is doing the job admirably.

Never mind.
Posted by KDP on 09/06/18 at 04:58 PM
Two meters? A Sprinter would get stuck, maybe even a 15-passenger van.
Posted by ges on 09/07/18 at 12:51 AM
I just noticed the sign: 2.7 m. Even with that, there are some Sprinters that are slightly higher.
Posted by ges on 09/07/18 at 12:54 AM
The Russians are winning the low bridge race. First, theirs is really low; 2.7m = 8'-10". Second, they have deceptively hidden the lowest part on the inside, to lure drivers into a false sense of security.
Posted by Virtual on 09/07/18 at 09:44 AM
And third, Virtual, this wasn't built in the middle of last century when trucks weren't quite as massive and safety standards not quite as strict, but in 2009. Less than a decade ago! Even in Putinland, they should've known better.
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/09/18 at 05:44 AM
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