History

Throughout history, trucks have gotten stuck under bridges and railroad trestles. Here is some evidence. Many thanks to Gary, who dug up these photographs. Check out his website Open Durham for more historical photos of Durham.

Truck stuck under the Roxboro Street trestle
07/05/1966 photo courtesy of the Herald-Sun Newspaper/Open Durham

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Truck stuck under the Gregson St trestle
12/01/1956 photo courtesy of the Herald-Sun Newspaper/Open Durham

 

Truck hits bridge and breaks apart
05/09/1968 photo courtesy of the Herald-Sun Newspaper/Open Durham

 

Truck hits bridge and breaks apart
05/09/1968 photo courtesy of the Herald-Sun Newspaper/Open Durham
Brightleaf 1930 aerial view
Aerial shot of the Gregson St railroad trestle, looking west-northwest, 1930s.
(Courtesy Duke Rare Book and Manuscipt Collection – Alvin T. Parnell Collection/Open Durham)

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