Melbourne has quite a number of bridges which are regularly struck by trucks, the best known one being the railway bridge in Spencer Street at Flinders Street. This bridge has tram overhead wires running under it and is on the route of some half a dozen different trams. Not only is there massive traffic disruption when a truck hits the bridge, invariably tram wires are damaged and trams can't pass, causing even more chaos.
As has been discussed here before, it remains a mystery to non truck drivers as to why it happens, when there are warning signs everywhere, often height detecting warning lights, yet still truck drivers plough into the bridges. I hope Vic Roads has cameras set up at the bridges so that at the least, the truck drivers can be prosecuted.
I am reminded of a few years ago when an elderly couple in their brand new campervan arrived on the ferry from Tasmania. They left the terminal and within ten minutes drove under the Montague Street rail bridge, and demolished most of their campervan.
Is it a defect in Australian genes that causes such stupidity?
Apparently not, as this video from Durham in North Carolina demonstrates. Unless you are fond of the theme from Rocky, I suggest leaving the speakers off. The Benny Hill theme might have worked better. I particularly liked the removal of some sort of container at 1.50.