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Tetris turns Thirty

Loading a moving truck is very much like the game of Tetris, Except the pieces are all different and you a re playing in 3D.

Tetris Pieces

Tetris Pieces

 

Tetris turned 30 in June 2014 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris

Tractor Trailer hits bridge on Meadowbrook Parkway NY VIDEO

This took place on the Meadowbrook Parkway on Long Island NY.

Many of the comments relate to how the person videotaping should have warned the driver. Which he did appear to have time to, in my opinion. Commenters also mention the driver should have seen the signs. As a CDL driver myself, it is well known that outside the NYC area there are not many parkways. So drivers from out the area don’t realize that there are low bridges. And I see a rental truck on parkways about once every two weeks. I just saw first time a police officer giving a ticket to a rental truck driver a few weeks ago.

Why do parkways have low bridges?

One legend is that Robert Moses is that “ built low bridges to keep buses — ostensibly carrying black passengers — away from Jones Beach.

Professor Jackson also challenges two allegations in “The Power Broker”: One is that Moses chilled the water at a swimming pool in East Harlem based on his belief that blacks disliked cold water. The other is that Moses built low bridges to keep buses — ostensibly carrying black passengers — away from Jones Beach.

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Parkways on LI generally end at a park.

How did the truck make it under the first bridge with a low height?

Many posted heights are wrong. Often at railroad crossings. (at 11foot8.com it seems to happen once a month (72 times!) since 2008 ) Curved bridges have different heights at different locations. The revolutionary designed transverse roads allow traffic to cross “under” NYC Central Park(opened in 1857). Take a look under the bridges and see how many scrapes there are.

NY Daily News Article

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