North Carolina's Famed Truck-Scalping Bridge Nears 100 Recorded Crashes

Another year, another opportunity to check in with Durham, North Carolina’s notorious truck-decapitating underpass.

Eleven feet, eight inches—that’s all the room there is below the Gregson Street bridge. Glaring signs, flashing lights, and a bright-yellow crash bar all attest to the dangerously low clearance. Yet trucks continue to batter it like besiegers trying to take down the castle door. A thundering accident on July 9 marked the 95th crash since 2008, says Jürgen Henn, a...


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