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Forget the American 11ft 8 Bridge and check out the infamous British 7ft Woodmare Avenue

You may know “11foot8” bridge In Durham, North Carolina (currently 12 feet 4 inches tall, but unnamed), it became viral after numerous accidents on tall trucks.Well, the latest part of bad road design comes from the UK

Woodmare Avenue width limits have their own limits Facebook group And many YouTube videos dedicated to it have even become the subject of some political action as a result of the numerous victims it left behind.

Woodmare Avenue Width Limit, located in Watford, Hertfordshire, near London, is a form of traffic control designed to limit the width of vehicles passing through it. It is intended as a means of preventing very large vehicles from entering the residential area and only allows vehicles up to 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) wide per vehicle. Daily mail, Although the sign on Google Maps (below) shows its width 7.0 inches (210 cm).

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British drivers with large SUVs may complain that they cannot drive due to width restrictions.But it’s not just a very wide model like the 6’9 “width Land Rover Disovery Sport A video of Woodmare Avenue struggling to pass shows that all types of vehicles collide when climbing a curb and hitting a bollard.

Video posted on YouTube show VW golf One wheel pops into the air while trying to navigate the width limit, and a small Skoda Roomster is caught in it.On the other hand, in August Hertfordshire Mercury He reported that Volvo was trapped in it and had to be lifted by an excavator.

A video captured by a resident Ringcam showed as many as 12 accidents in six weeks. This is Watford’s Dean Russell, who raised the issue in Congress in September and called for another type of width limit to be put in place.

“This is something I’ve been working on for quite some time, ensuring an adjournment debate at the House of Commons and raising it at the ministerial level,” Russell said.

But Barry Felton, a local resident and former bus driver, told the outlets that the solution to this problem was really easy.

“I’m sick of it and the damage it causes,” Felton said. “It’s like a time bomb. All you need to do is take out the reinforced stanchions.” Forget the American 11ft 8 Bridge and check out the infamous British 7ft Woodmare Avenue

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