Semi Nearly blown off Mackinac Bridge

Mattyboy

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:shock: Must've been one hell of a storm rolling through the straits.



Truck nearly falls off Mackinac Bridge : Neighborhood : miNBCnews.com

STRAITS OF MACKINAC -- Some scary moments on Michigan's iconic Mackinac Bridge.

According to UpNorthLive.com, the Bridge is back open after a semi tractor trailer tipped over while crossing it late last evening causing the bridge to be closed for hours.

The truck was headed northbound across the bridge when it left the roadway and came to a rest against the guardrail and the wires that support the bridge deck.

According to the Authority, the driver was not seriously injured. The accident did lead to delays for drivers, and at around 10 pm, the bridge was completely shut down while tow trucks were brought in to clear the scene.

High winds were reported by the National Weather Service at the time of the accident, but whether they played a role in the accident isn't being released at this time.

For more on the story: Mackinac Bridge back open after complete shut down : News : UpNorthLive.com
 

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I was always terrified of crossing that bridge... 5 miles a hundred feet over the surface of the water? No thanks!
 

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ive seen some ugly winds on the sunshine skyway here too.a semi trailer is just like a giant sail catching the wind...
 

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That will make ya load yer drawers in a hurry! LOL Prolly for weeks afterward too everytime ya think about it as well
 

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:shock: Must've been one hell of a storm rolling through the straits.



Truck nearly falls off Mackinac Bridge : Neighborhood : miNBCnews.com

STRAITS OF MACKINAC -- Some scary moments on Michigan's iconic Mackinac Bridge.

According to UpNorthLive.com, the Bridge is back open after a semi tractor trailer tipped over while crossing it late last evening causing the bridge to be closed for hours.

The truck was headed northbound across the bridge when it left the roadway and came to a rest against the guardrail and the wires that support the bridge deck.

According to the Authority, the driver was not seriously injured, but the condition of his underwear is highly suspect. The accident did lead to delays for drivers, and at around 10 pm, the bridge was completely shut down while tow trucks were brought in to clear the scene.

High winds were reported by the National Weather Service at the time of the accident, but whether they played a role in the accident isn't being released at this time.

For more on the story: Mackinac Bridge back open after complete shut down : News : UpNorthLive.com

Fixed it:thumb:


The Straights are always a windy beotch and I have seen some close calls with camper trailers, large boats and semis in the past-

Glad it all worked out--
 

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Looks like he'd have been a lot worse off if he hadn't been on the bridge.

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