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11 FOOT 8

Words are superfluous. (And the site is currently overloaded.)

Jonathan

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They need one of these Water Signs but maybe too expensive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNQN7fniDE 

Jonathan, as the master of the search function I am surprised that you did not find the previous thread on this subject.  I rember posting the water sign before.  

 

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Whilst it is rather a chuckle there was a few cases in the UK due to incompetence of the Highways departments

A certain underpass , very similar to that shown was measured and the height restriction published very clearly

The height was such that most vehicles would clear the soffit and all was well

There was even a diversion route for over height vehicles shown about half a mile prior

 

So fast forward 10 years and the road is resurfaced = carnage ! 

 

Another , and this one may be urban myth , was a major underpass taking HGV into Dublin docks

All the heights were checked and Artics could easily transit through the tunnel relieveing traffic on the centre of Dublin , all curves were checked so that the trailers did not wander into other lanes etc

However , the slope of the road into the tunnel was not checked and the top of a container vehicle was like a helmet sticking above a chocolate roll cage

A few months reprofiling was then undertaken

 

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Absolutely incredible. Not the clip, the fact that both Abbot and I remember the previous posting but Jonathan doesn't.

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Challenge over to you JK

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I'll tell the whole truth etc... 

  • Saw it on Newsnight
  • Thought about posting it on BC but on the downside was my desire not to ignite responses along the lines of "Aren't other people stupid?", "Aren't other drivers stupid?" and, especially, "Aren't other drivers stupid nowadays?". Decided to ignore that and then forgot to search before posting.
  • After posting it remembered to search for "11 FOOT 8" etc but had forgotten about the wonderful water sign. Didn't find anything. Looks as if Berners-Lee was right about the need for the semantic Web.

On the upside I'm off to Melbourne in February and might get to see one.

:-)

Jonathan

 

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The bridge has recently been raised 8” so no more videos :-(

Looking again at the youtube clips, Penske had a lot of incidents!

Ian

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JK, let me know when you are in town and I will escort you under the Montegue St bridge. Our local attraction! Most notorious customer was a bus from the country who wasn’t told not to go that way. Fortunately no one was killed but he was released ear from prison. 

Bruce

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Thanks, Bruce.

It was a great trip, but under the circumstances I'll rely on my existing description in another thread! ;-)

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Doh!