DURHAM, N.C. — Viral videos of tall trucks smashing into a low-hanging bridge in Durham have caught the attention of millions online.
Racking up an average of 1.5 millions of views on YouTube, Jurgen Henn has been uploading his crash videos for years.
"Within three weeks I think I had the first footage of a truck crash," Henn told Spectrum News 1.
At 12 feet 4 inches high, most people know this bridge on the corner of Peabody and Gregson Street in Durham as the "Can Opener" — named for its ability to peel the metal top off of an oversized vehicle.
Although the city has placed warnings and even raised the bridge, it still finds its own little snack every now and then.
“It’s fascinating to us to see someone else make a mistake, and another part of us thinks 'oh thank god it's not me,'” Henn said.
When a driver approaches the Can Opener, they may see some unique tools and lasers warning drivers to turn before it’s too late.
But some choose to take the risk and skirt under the bridge and attempt to escape the appetite of the Durham Can Opener.
“There’s this old railroad bridge that’s still causing trouble," Henn said. "I think that’s a very Durham thing.”