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Big Truck passing through Tennessee

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by GatorGrowl, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. GatorGrowl

    GatorGrowl Forum Admin Moderator VIP Member GC Staff

    Jan 19, 2012
    Paris, TN
    The slow-moving superload is expected to resume travel through portions of Trigg County on Monday, February 24 and then into Tennessee on its way to Mississppi.

    The superload remains parked near the Wallonia community in Trigg County. At this time, the crew anticipates being on the road sometime around 9 a.m., Monday.

    The load has a permit to move from a parking spot at Seven Springs Farms southward along KY 276 to U.S. 68, then travel west on U.S. 68 to Cadiz where it will take KY 139/South Road into Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is in the process of approving permits for a travel route along mostly 2-lane highways through West Tennessee into Mississippi.

    The 195 ft. long truck with a 19-axle trailer is escorted by about a dozen support vehicles. It is hauling an over-dimensional, almost 200-ton load from near Cincinnati, OH, to Aberdeen, Mississippi. Due to the 17 ft. – 6 inch height of the load, the truck has to move along mostly rural routes to avoid highway and interstate overpasses that normally have a 15 ft. – 6 inch clearance.
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  2. lacuna

    lacuna The Conscience of Too Hot Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Redlands, Colorado
    I once talked with a driver who transported a ridiculously long single piece of pipe that had to be taken over the Rockies. He said the route was crazy circuitous to negotiate it over steep inclines and tight corners where it could be hung up. He said at one point the pitch of the road's pinnacle could not be avoided and they used a crane to assist in getting the oversized flatbed trailer over the steep angle.
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  3. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator

    Apr 3, 2007
    This thread is useless without dirty pictures so here is one of the actual thing from this article with a few other pictures.
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