11foot8 is dead, long live 12foot4.
Eight inches. They already tried posting warnings and alarms but idiots would still peel off tops. Raising it further would have meant significant work and expense to raise the railroad grade on both sides of the bridge. After years of trying to find an inexpensive solution they finally decided this was the best option. I expect 11foot8 will morph into 12foot4 on youtube and ignoramuses will continue to entertain us with taller trucks.All that cost to only raise it 6"? Would have been much cheaper to put one of those bars with sensors hanging down so that if you hit the sensors the alarms go off, because if you hit the sensors you would hit the bridge. Much cheaper than raising a bridge and I bet there will still be people who will run into the 6" taller bridge.
I always find it "interesting" when they pave up to, but not under, a low bridge. Apparently they think that only tires directly under a bridge support something above them, but fail to realize that the tires may be resting on the higher pavement just a few feet away from the bridge, while the top of the truck scrapes the bridge. Good ol' brilliance!After they pave that road a couple times, the clearance will be right back down where it was.