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Tennessee trucker narrowly avoids crashing off a narrow bridge

Lucky trucker! Moment a semi-trailer bounces off the wall of a narrow bridge and almost plunges 20 feet into the creek below

  • A motorist was filming scenery after they were diverted from the interstate 
  • They were following a truck with a 40ft trailer outside Caryville, Tennessee 
  • The truck’s trailer bounced up on a 2ft wall on a narrow bridge over a creek 

This is the shocking moment a truck driver almost lost his 40ft trailer while driving over a narrow bridge in Tennessee

A motorist was filming the scenery around Caryville, just north of Knoxville when they caught the truck attempting to cross a stone bridge.

The truck driver moved to the far left of the road in an effort to get his vehicle safely over the bridge, but misjudged the path of the trailer.  

The truck approaches the narrow bridge on the outskirts of Caryville, just north of Knoxville, Tennessee

The driver misjudges the swing of the trailer which mounted the wall of the bridge, balancing precariously over the creek below

The driver misjudges the swing of the trailer which mounted the wall of the bridge, balancing precariously over the creek below

Luckily for the driver, the trailer landed back on the road instead of pulling him over the side

Luckily for the driver, the trailer landed back on the road instead of pulling him over the side

As the rear wheels of the trailer rolled onto the bridge, the camber and the angle swing the unit sideways. 

The rear wheels lift off the road and bounce along the low stone wall. 

Luckily for the driver, the trailer did not topple over the side into the stream more than 20 feet below the road.  

The truck driver stopped almost immediately and waited a few moments before continuing his journey. He did not get out of the cab to inspect any possible damage to his unit or the bridge.  

The person who captured the video said the incident took place on April 29 on the Old State Highway 63.

They added: ‘This happened shortly after 5.30 pm on a road trip when the traffic backed up on the expressway and the GPS rerouted us to take old state 63. 

‘We followed down the road with a semi leading the way, I was just taking videos of the scenery when it happened during my recording.’

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