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Ok, I don't know about anyone else, but I am getting soo sick of hearing about people in large trucks and vehicles hitting overpasses because they didn't bother to check the height requirement. This is costing us, the taxpayers, an absolute fortune....Plus, the delays on the freeways, GEEZ.....enough is enough, it is going to take me forever to get home tonight due to the backups...... and chances are the bridge that is down now on 75 isn't going to be fixed today or any time soon!
 

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Did I miss something? a truck hit a bridge on 75? I have often wondered why don't they just make the big rigs a standard height, and all bridges minimum height 6" to 12" above that? Problem solved
 

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a truck with a crane or something hit a bridge on 75 by 8 mile. Part of the bridge fell into the expressway, so the whole thing, both ways, is closed.
 

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QUOTE(MONEYSHOT @ Mar 30 2004, 03:53 PM)a truck with a crane or something hit a bridge on 75 by 8 mile. Part of the bridge fell into the expressway, so the whole thing, both ways, is closed.
Competly dreading traffic on my way home tonight... actually i am not even going straight home, which is going to make it even more of a pain in the arse!!!
 

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The big trucks will bring food bread and milk to the store near near you . They will supplies lunch for schools or gas for a gas station. Yes , they are slow and dirty, making holes on road . I don`t care this people work hard , very hard to make living. Some of them spend weeks or months on road if I am late half hour on wau home I don`t care
 

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That's right, Max~W/O the trucks there is no beer


I have a cdl and it's the drivers responsibility to read the bridge clearance. I'm sure at 70 mph it's hard to suddenly stop when you realize you are too tall. Hitting those overpasses is not intentional most defiantly. I'm sure the driver is pretty sore from the impact.
 

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QUOTE(MONEYSHOT @ Mar 30 2004, 03:44 PM)Ok, I don't know about anyone else, but I am getting soo sick of hearing about people in large trucks and vehicles hitting overpasses because they didn't bother to check the height requirement. This is costing us, the taxpayers, an absolute fortune....Plus, the delays on the freeways, GEEZ.....enough is enough, it is going to take me forever to get home tonight due to the backups...... and chances are the bridge that is down now on 75 isn't going to be fixed today or any time soon!


It could be worse......You could be in Chicago where they are even lower.....But then again they don`t let trucks go in some places.....
 

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If you bought it a truck brought it. Sorry if your getting home late but someone isnt going to make it home to night at all.
 

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Bridge Damage Closes Stretch Of I-75 Up To Four Days
Officials Advise I-75 Commuters To Use Alternate Route

Damage to an overpass on Interstate 75 in Detroit at Nevada Street Tuesday resulted in the closing of southbound I-75 between Seven Mile and McNichols.

A tractor-trailer hit a J.J. Curran Co. construction crane, which then struck the bridge, according to Local 4 reports.

The Michigan Department of Transportation ordered I-75 closed through the end of this week while repairs are being made.

Traffic on the southbound side of I-75 before the damaged overpass was at a standstill, while the northbound side of the freeway had major traffic delays. Motorists were seen exiting the on-ramp at Seven Mile Road, according to Sky 4 reports.

The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered injuries. He was listed in temporary serious condition at a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

Traffic will be diverted from southbound I-75 to westbound Eight Mile, then to the southbound Lodge. From the Lodge, traffic will then be directed onto eastbound Davison and back onto I-75, according to MDOT officials.

Authorities have urged motorists to seek other routes -- such as John R. Road or Woodward Avenue -- until repairs are completed. Travelers routed around the area should plan extra time and expect some delays, especially during high-volume traffic periods.

Northbound I-75 will not be impacted by the closure.
 

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I so feel the same way MS.

I had a co-worker that was killed when a truck hit a overpass and the whole top of his truck was peeled off, literly, and hit the w/s of her vehicle. Such a tragedy.

I totally try and stay far away from large Semi's.
 

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QUOTE(MONEYSHOT @ Mar 31 2004, 10:46 AM)I'm not bashing all truckers, I am bashing the truckers that don't plan their route properly and destroy $25 million bridges.
Same with me, not bashing all truckers!

But I have heard this kind of tragedy a few other times. Just sad!
 

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I am a manager for a local trucking company and actually when we hit a bridge, we pay for the bridge. I really do not know what happens when it is a small company and they do not have enough insurance to cover the claim but I am assuming that is when the city puts the carrier out of business and the tax payers have to step in. It actually is quite a process, it usually goes to court especially if there is a casuality. We never want to see someone get hurt or killed and 9 times out of ten, if the driver works for or is leased to a larger company, they will be terminated. Unfortunatley this does happen quite a bit for various reasons and I can tell you so many fatality and injury stories that you just could not believe.
It is so sad.

DD....I agree with you, I do not try to drive next to the truckers. Although I work with a lot of great drivers everyday across the country, I do have a few that I would never want to drive next to. Just my opinion.
 

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QUOTE(dancinggirl @ Mar 30 2004, 03:50 PM)Did I miss something? a truck hit a bridge on 75? I have often wondered why don't they just make the big rigs a standard height, and all bridges minimum height 6" to 12" above that? Problem solved

Unfortunatley not all of the trucks are made for products that are a standard height. I know there are several bridges in Detroit that truckers should be aware of that are less than the standard height. A standard atlas will state which bridges are lower than others.
 

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Sorry Sarah...not bashing anything about Truckers...heck, I am the first person to try and get them to honk their horns!


Hope all is good my friend!
 

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I dont think was a height issue. the www.clickondetroit.com story tells that a first truck hit the crane truck somehow. And the pictures look like new conscruction, so maybe the supports got karanged ( batman sound effect) pretty good. or the boom on top of the crane got jacked up enough to take out the bridge if it was already close to start with. hmmm

"A tractor-trailer hit a J.J. Curran Co. construction crane, which then struck the bridge, according to Local 4 reports."
 

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QUOTE(DawnieDawn @ Mar 31 2004, 10:56 AM)Sorry Sarah...not bashing anything about Truckers...heck, I am the first person to try and get them to honk their horns!


Hope all is good my friend!

DD:No offense taken at all, silly!!!
I really didn't think you were bashing anyone. Trust me, I bash some of them a lot worse then what you were saying and I am not nice about it sometimes.

I am sorry to here about your co-worker.

I am just glad it wasn't one of my trucks who hit this bridge and that no one died. From what I understand is that this driver actually hit the supports for the original repair for the bridge.
 

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YOU KNOW IF OUR ROAD COUNTY PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT HAD SOME COMMON SENCE THEY WOULD MAKE A STANDARD HEIGHT FOR ALL BRIGES AND A SMALLER HEIGHT FOR ALL TRUCKS

DAH!
 

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it'd cost too much and it would cut back on these great bridge projects that the road people get and the kickbacks for the politicians, then where would we be?
 

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"A tractor-trailer hit a J.J. Curran Co. construction crane, which then struck the bridge, according to Local 4 reports."

I am now hearing that it was the crane operators fault.....

Leave the truckers alone, although it is a good topic for discussion.

Like it has been said, if you bought, a truck brought it. That is 100 percent true.

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