13 Russian Bridge Pier

Russian Bridge Pier

Posted on December 7, 2006 by team

Sometimes in Russia trucks are used as a bridge pier.

This happened in Medvezhjegorsk city, 200 km North from Petrozavodsk in Karelia, Russia.

The driver of the truck tried to pass under the bridge with an opened load body.

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13 Responses to “Russian Bridge Pier”

  1. Zippy says:


  2. Acts_of_Atrocity says:

    That looks like car accident!

  3. Mattias says:

    Extremely LOL, but at the same time, extremely WTF, too :D

  4. Dee Bee says:

    LOL! Bravo, Zippy!

  5. Churba says:

    Left his lights on AND busted his truck to bits – man, this guy is having a bad day.

    On the upside though, He’ll have a hard time forgetting where he parked it…..

  6. Peter says:

    This sort of bridge strike is a commen and extremly dangerous accident. In our neighbour town a lory driver died with this kind of accident.

  7. expat says:

    Basically, what happened (I think) is:

    1) some guy rams into the bridge with elevated load body, but at a low speed
    2) realises what he’s done and tries to lower the body
    3) it is firmly lodged and instead the truck lifts itself

    this demonstrates the studiness of the MAZ, which, even though it is pivoted on a single axis, still holds together

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  10. Eskafolon says:

    The poor fellow dreamed of flight. But the bridge has destroyed its dreams.

  11. Elias Kalinovski says:

    I think the bridge fell over the truck

  12. Ozgur says:


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