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Peace St. bridge strikes again

Posted November 9, 2015

A truck dragged its top under the Peace Street bridge in Raleigh early Nov. 9, 2015.
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— A tractor-trailer was damaged early Monday under the railroad bridge on West Peace Street in Raleigh.

The bridge is notorious for snagging the tops of trucks and tangling traffic while they are extricated.

Despite height warning signs, a semi failed to have the necessary clearance and became the latest to hit the bridge.

No one was hurt, and police said the bridge was not badly damaged.

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  • Steve Faulkner Nov 9, 2015
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    Wait, the evil, sneaky, Peace street bridge jumped out in front of another unsuspecting truck??

  • Chip Dipson Nov 9, 2015
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    This bridge needs an Instagram account!

  • William James Nov 9, 2015
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    This guy was a professional, yep but there were like 10 delivery trucks in the past few years that hit it, enough so that a guy is video taping the bridge. I don't know about Peace street, but any physical strike bar/obvious alarm would stop most drivers and I did notice in the videos that the trucks that didn't get stuck did stop to access the damage to their truck.

  • Tom Laurence Nov 9, 2015
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    Indeed.....one would think that after so many accidents, something like this would be done.

  • JS BlindMan Nov 9, 2015
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    It is a reference to the "curse" of the bridge with so many vehicles striking it in the past.

  • Alex Stephens Nov 9, 2015
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    Shouldn't the headline be, "Peace St. bridge struck again"? Bridges don't act so they can't "strike", can they?

  • George Herbert Nov 9, 2015
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    The photo shows a large truck, not a U-Haul. The previous articles were all about tractor-trailers with professional drivers, not folks who rented a truck for a day or two.

  • Howard Roark Nov 9, 2015
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    What about a laser set at max height that, when broken, flashes high power strobes for a second then displays a sign that tells them they're too tall to pass under?

  • Rodney Hill Nov 9, 2015
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    They tried this in Durham at an intersection that is many times worse than Peace Street. So bad in fact that it has it's own website: http://11foot8.com The videos there are always good for a laugh.

  • William James Nov 9, 2015
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    50yrs of people hitting this bridge and who knows how many millions have been spent repairing the bridge and insurance claims, yet it has never occurred to anyone to put up Two large Steel bells the same height a few hundred feet in front of the bridge to alarm the drivers! It's silly to put up low bridge height signs when most average drivers don't know the height of their vehicles, especially rental moving trucks and its not like its easy to stop and turn around. An average U haul renter sees this sign and automatically assumes its meant for Large Transfer trucks, not smaller U Hauls. Trust me drivers will stop if they hit a 150lb steel bell, if you doubt my theory drive your car into a fire hydrant and tell if you felt a need to stop!

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