North Carolina


Big Truck + Low Bridge = Satisfying Schadenfreude

At the corner of Gregson and Peabody streets in Durham, North Carolina, lies a railroad trestle with an infamous history. The 11-foot-8-inch underpass, also known at the “can-opener bridge,” has seen hundreds of truck collisions over the past eight years. And Jürgen Henn has captured nearly every one of them with a surveillance camera and posted them online. A local celebrity, Henn and his 11foot8 website ( provide a delightfully painful reminder to pay attention to what’s around you—and to never underestimate your truck’s clearance height. If you like this video, like us on facebook and twitter.