SHIPS AND BOATS CRASHING INTO BRIDGES - DC Machines

SHIPS AND BOATS CRASHING INTO BRIDGES

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The one at 00:30 is Potter Heigham bridge in Norfolk, England. There's no excuse for hitting it, as it's signposted for several miles before you get to it, with warnings of it's low height. There are even signs on nearby roads to warn people bringing their own boats about it. It's notorious. With the amount of technology these boats have as far as navigation and mapping i find it insane this happens enough to make a compilation. I used to skipper largish, 110 ft,  passenger boats on a river in a major city. I always thought the boats were only barely adequate for the speed of the current and the number passengers that were sometimes aboard. Before that job, as a sailing boat skipper in open waters, I always thought of rivers as being calm easy waters, if I gave them much thought at all. There is always so much to learn. This is what makes life so interesting. At 2:20 I know about this one. This is why all bridges near there are all automatic now and not manual. The bridge operator was under the influence and he thought the boat was past to start to lower the bridge. I was actually present for one of these clips. The one where the tanker is seen hitting the lift bridge along the Welland canal .You can see the sign for Holland rd. This bridge was never   replaced which was a pain because I worked on the other side, which meant that I now had to go miles around to get to work!

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