Truck vs. Overpass, Philadelphia, 20 October 2004

Photo by Matt Blaze

12:09am, 20 October, 2004. Callowhill, Philadelphia. This truck had just passed under an overpass that was evidently a few inches lower than the vehicle's original height. Although the disassembly of the truck by the overpass produced an alarmingly loud scraping noise sufficient to awaken a local resident over a block away, its driver apparently just pressed ahead, undaunted.

The traditional solution to an old "creative problem solving" puzzle with a tall truck and a low overpass involves letting a bit of air out of the tires, but I suppose brute force can work, too.

Image taken with a Nikon D2h digital camera and 50mm/1.8 lens on a camera stand under available light.

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