The driver of a big rig in Pennsylvania had quite an unfortunate mishap a few days ago when he ruined the structural integrity of one of PA's most beloved covered bridges. Due to his inexperience and well, mostly stupidity, 37-year-old Antoine Branham was driving on his route when he came to a covered bridge and proceeded to drive under it, ripping out every cross-beam in the process. Oh, and this bridge had just undergone a $1.5 million reconstruction. If only there would have been some kind of sign saying exactly how high the clearance was! Wait...there was! Alright, alright it may have only been his fifth day on the job, but wouldn't that be the first thing one would look for?
Apparently he made it under the first frame, panicked at what had happened, and carefully backed out, causing minimal damage. Wouldn't that be nice? Because that's not what happened. He panicked and cruised on through that bridge. Hopefully next time he'll pay more attention to his surroundings, if there is a next time.