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Another tunnel vision

Erzbahn Emscherbruch

Köln-Mindener Eisenbahnbrücke

 

Route der Industriekultur

  

You may notice that the road slopes upward underneath the bridge. Until some years ago you could find stuck trucks there all the time, whose drivers must have checked the headroom at the first beam, erroneously thought that it would fit, and then got trapped halfway through like a fish in a bow net. The most impressive I've seen was that glass transporter standing in a huge pile of shards. I can only imagine the noise that must have made, and I wouldn't have wanted to be in the driver's shoes on that day.

 

But I haven't seen such incidents more recently. It seems they have put up better warning signs by now :)

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Taken on August 7, 2005