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Crane stuck under bridge closes US 64 in Apex

Posted January 31, 2014

— Westbound U.S. Highway 64 was closed Friday morning between Laura Duncan Road and the Salem Street exit in Apex after a crane became stuck under a railroad overpass, police said.

A tractor-trailer was carrying the crane in sections, and the load was apparently too tall to pass under the bridge. One section was knocked from atop the trailer at about 11 a.m. and was lodged under the bridge, blocking both lanes.

No injuries were reported.

All westbound traffic was forced to exit U.S. 64 at Laura Duncan Road for more than two hours before authorities were able to reopen one westbound lane.


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  • Rolling Along Jan 31, 2014

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    They already exist but not every truck has them...

  • gls86 Jan 31, 2014

    Since every 18 wheeler has a GPS, why is there not a server holding every overpass height and bridge weigh limit? So, when a load is too high or heavy, the GPS says - NO! And re-routes. Anyone want to develop this?

  • BeastieBoy Jan 31, 2014

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    You get my vote for the best, and most objective comment. No one can top that one.

  • jscott13 Jan 31, 2014

    Sorry, but this is the fault of the driver and his company...period.

  • tonechaser Jan 31, 2014

    "It 's hard to stop a crane..."

  • pipcolt Jan 31, 2014

    !3' 6" required for a trailer to pass under. This is a good reason why you should never ride beside or tailgate a semi truck and trailer. If a bridge does not get you a tire blowout or gust of wind will at anytime.

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 31, 2014

    There is so much fail going on right here.....

  • scubagirl2 Jan 31, 2014

    Doesn't look like a sign is there and while I don't drive that route I live here and never remember hearing about anything hitting/getting stuck at this bridge

  • Wacky_dood Jan 31, 2014

    Current score:
    Overpass = 1
    Driver = 0

  • bigredtruckman Jan 31, 2014

    This bridge is not extraordinarily low. In fact, it appears at least as high if not higher than most standard overpasses which may explain why there is no height sign affixed to the bridge.

    I've driven under it for 20+ years and don't remember this ever being a problem before. I would say the load had to be quite high to hit the bridge.