This was way too close for comfort.
During the huge snowstorm that rocked Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland on January 3, a catastrophe was avoided on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
For those not familiar with Maryland’s Bay Bridge, it’s nearly 5 miles long and is a whopping 186 feet above the water at its highest point.
It’s been called one of the world’s scariest bridges. According to Travel & Leisure magazine, “Drivers are notoriously afraid of this bridge, as it’s subjected to frequent—and often violent—storms. And when the bad weather hits, forget about visibility: get to the middle of this five-mile-long bridge and you can barely see land.”
The video you’re about to see came from this monster of a bridge.
Again, this is NOT the place to have an accident.
Check out this incredible footage below.
The video was shared by Reddit user u/Ramtherobin on January 3, 2022. They said:
My dad works on the bridge and sent me this video that he and his team captured this morning.
They were monitoring radio traffic and picked up comms on a semi that had jack-knifed during a crosswind at a downhill section on the bridge.
While waiting for emergency services, the radio blew up and they rushed to watch the camera. The cameras are available on the web, and they were able to record and save this gem soon after it happened.
Truck drivers face a lot of danger on our roads. This video is symbolic of their courage and mad operating skills.
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