NJ SPOTLIGHT DAILY NEWS
October 21, 2019
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DURHAM, N.C. — A local bridge known as “the Can-Opener” may soon offer some relief, but not that much. For decades, this unassuming railroad bridge has spelled ruin for many a truck, thanks to a freakishly low clearance. The Can-Opener scrapes the roofs off passing trucks and RVs so frequently (sometimes more than once a week) that a nearby office worker mounted a video camera to his window, capturing hundreds of crashes and racking up millions of YouTube views. Durham’s transportation department has finally had enough of being an internet joke, announcing this week that funds would be appropriated to raise the bridge... a measly eight inches. (The bridge can't be raised any further because of the railroad line and the road underneath can’t be lowered because of a sewer line.) It’s unclear if eight inches will save any more trucks from the fate of the Can-Opener, promising years more of hypnotic crash videos. Read more calamity in today’s Jaffe Briefing.
DURHAM, N.C. — A local bridge known as “the Can-Opener” may soon offer some relief, but not that much. For decades, this unassuming railroad bridge has spelled ruin for many a truck, thanks to a freakishly low clearance. The Can-Opener scrapes the roofs off passing trucks and RVs so frequently (sometimes more than once a week) that a nearby office worker mounted a video camera to his window, capturing hundreds of crashes and racking up millions of YouTube views. Durham’s transportation department has finally had enough of being an internet joke, announcing this week that funds would be appropriated to raise the bridge... a measly eight inches. (The bridge can't be raised any further because of the railroad line and the road underneath can’t be lowered because of a sewer line.) It’s unclear if eight inches will save any more trucks from the fate of the Can-Opener, promising years more of hypnotic crash videos. Read more calamity in today’s Jaffe Briefing.