Friday Funny: Durham's Bridge of Death

Courageous is the brave soul who drives a truck through Durham, North Carolina, where a bridge has been decapitating high-profile vehicles with reckless impunity.
November 2, 2012, 2pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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At 11 feet and 8 inches tall, a malicious railroad trestle at Gregson and Peabody streets in Durham has been terrorizing unsuspecting motorists for decades. Now, the bridge has become the star of a YouTube channel and website, writes John Metcalfe. "Recognizing the potential for rich cinéma vérité, a local man named Jürgen Henn has taken it upon himself to act as the official videographer of this panel-crumpling bridge. On his YouTube channel, he's compiled dozens of wince-worthy scalpings; he also maintains a website, 11 Foot 8, where he attempts to answer all questions related to this nightmare of traffic-infrastructure logistics."

Check out the video below, which was assembled by a fan of Henn's, for a taste of the carnage.

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Published on Thursday, October 25, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities
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