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“Truck eating bridge” gets new look for Shark Week


A creative Kirkland resident hung a shark banner on the side of the infamous “truck eating bridge” that warns drivers “over 11’6? I eat trucks.”

The 80-year-old, 11-foot-six-inch bridge located in Kirkland, Washington, has built up quite the reputation because it doesn’t meet the standard 14 to 16 foot height requirement that drivers are custom to. Residents of the area say trucks constantly crash into it despite over a dozen warning signs.

The bridge has been dubbed “Truckbane” or “Kirkland’s Truck Eating Bridge” and there are several Facebook pages and an Instagram account dedicated to its reputation. 

The most recent addition to the plethora of warning signs was put up this past week – and may have been inspired by Shark Week, celebrated annually on the Discovery Channel where millions tune in to binge shark-related shows.

The colorful banner displays an open-mouth shark telling drivers exactly why they should be wary of passing below – “I eat trucks.”

Check out the witty banner below, posted to the Kirkland Truck Eating Bridge Facebook page.

Well done Kirkland!

Posted by Kirkland’s Truck Eating Bridge on Tuesday, July 13, 2021


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