The legendary Petersburg “bridge of stupidity” celebrated its anniversary - the 150th “gazelle” crashed into it

We have already written about the incredible St. Petersburg bridge at the intersection of Sophia Street and Lensovetskaya Road. The bridge is too low above the road, so only cars can pass under it. Above even hangs a warning: “Danger! Low bridge. “Gazelle” will not pass! ”Warning, however, very few people stop.

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The bridge with a difficult fate already has its nickname (in the network it is called the “bridge of stupidity”) and even a twitter account, where fans of persistent overpasses and human persistence count the “gazelles” that did not pay attention to any warning signs. On May 27, the day when St. Petersburg celebrated 315 years, the bridge celebrated the anniversary of its attractiveness - the 150th truck crashed into it.

The local television channel Nevskiye Novosti managed to photograph a small story with the participation of the driver of the anniversary truck:

“Well, I didn’t just notice who it isn’t. I drove and drove. A little bit was not enough for me, and that's all. ” The driver did not name his name, and having issued an accident, he hurried to go away from the bridge. I am glad that there was no serious damage to the car, and the driver himself would suffer perhaps only from increased attention.

The driver of the "gazelle" is not upset and tries to quickly leave the accident scene

Meanwhile, the bridge is actively congratulated on the anniversary. Colleagues from Lentach brought the esteemed cake with candles, and one researcher at the Pasteur Institute raised a picture of microbes in a Petri dish to the bridge.

A gift from colleagues from Lentach: a cake and a congratulatory banner

Painting by bacteria in a Petri dish

While the number of accidents near the same bridge causes people only laughter and positive emotions. On the other hand, 150 crashes in the same place are a sign that the warning system is not working and something needs to be done with the bridge. Local authorities put warning signs at the entrance, promised to equip the bridge with reflective elements so that it would become more noticeable, but to no avail.Drivers continue to believe in themselves and in the fact that their gazelle will definitely cope. The previous anniversary of the bridge, by the way, was noted not so long ago - on February 3, 2018, the 140th Gazelle could not pass under it.

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