Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sends Chills Down My Spine

One of the things guaranteed to give an oversize hauler the willies is a narrow bridge. This is a prime example. It's high enough for most loads, but notice how the narrow road gets even skinnier on the bridge. You cannot see to the other side, so a driver has no idea what is coming.

I had two of these puppies this morning. This was the easy one - it was shorter. Of course, I met traffic on both - and what really irked me is the people that saw me coming off and still drove on, rather than just waiting fifteen seconds for me to get by. No, we had to force our cars right in there, even if there were only inches to spare. My hands were shaking and I was a wreck after getting through both of the challenges.

Luckily, I didn't meet any semis, or backing up would have been involved, and probably law enforcement as well. I caught this picture on the way home after unloading. The other bridge was so rough the pictures I captured were mostly of the hood. Even empty my trailer tires were right on the center line.

It's a good thing I don't drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yikes!!! There is a one-lane bridge (yes, one lane) near me that goes over a creek. That's fun when people think they are going to try to get over it, so they don't have to yield to the other drivers. There is a blind spot caused by the structure of the bridge...that just adds to the joy.