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January 16, 2016

11foot8 — The Can Opener Bridge in Durham, North Carolina

I happened on the video up top a couple weeks ago and was amused; I sent it on to a couple friends.

Much to my surprise it appeared in the Wall Street Journal last week, having gone viral such that it was among the paper's most frequently viewed videos.

According to the WSJ, more than 100 vehicles have crashed into this bridge since 2008, which breaks down to about one a month.

Turns out there's a website — 11foot8.com — dedicated to events involving the so-called "Can Opener" bridge.

Below, the first crash of 2016.

There's a very similar bridge here in Charlottesville, right on Main Street where it borders the University of Virginia.

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