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Beer truck stuck under Durham bridge

Posted June 3, 2013

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— Durham police were working to free a Bud Light truck from under a bridge at Pettigrew and Chapel Hill streets Monday morning.

No injuries were reported in the crash, which happened sometime before 7:30 a.m. No other information was released.


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  • Joe Schmoe Jun 6, 2013

    When I saw the headline, I expected this to be the Gregson St. bridge near Peabody... there's even a website dedicated to all the truck crashes there. (http://11foot8.com).

  • same ole story Jun 6, 2013


  • beach2011 Jun 4, 2013

    AGAIN - that bridge has been the same forever!!

  • greg69innc Jun 3, 2013

    Check that truck it is looking tipsy to me

  • gr Jun 3, 2013

    If everyone stops and has a few beers then the trailer could be made smaller so they could dislodge it. I think the citizens should rally to help with this.

  • what_in_the____ Jun 3, 2013

    Seems like there's a lot of folks who hate Bud Light... Good, Great, more for me!

  • OpenM1nd Jun 3, 2013

    If that bridge were any lower, pedestrians would bump their heads...

  • Relic Jun 3, 2013

    I knew some guys at Duke that would have emptied it out to make it easier to remove!

  • Phyxius1 Jun 3, 2013

    How many low clearance bridges does this city have?
    Obamacare for life

    The same as many cities around here. The problem isn't the cities bridges its the people driving the trucks not paying attention to the signs. There is a 12' 0 clearance ahead sign up way before the bridge on Chapel Hill Street by the police dept and one on the bridge itself. The driver didn't know his height and didn't turn off on either of the two streets before the bridge within 5o ft of each other to avoid this...Operator error not low bridge issue..
    I drove trucks through Durham for many yrs on my last job and never had a issue getting around the area...I knew how to read the signs before these bridges and knew my trailer height.

  • Obamacare for life Jun 3, 2013

    How many low clearance bridges does this city have?