US Low Clearance POI

 

Due to the apparent amount of interest in this POI (172 downloads already) I figured it would be a good idea to get a forum topic going on it for additions or corrections.

Again, I will state here that this file's use is totally the responsibility of the user. I make absolutely no claim to its height or location accuracy. The file is to be used as a guide ONLY!

If you would like to add new locations and heights or submit corrections, please do so here.

When submitting a correction, please give the original location coordinates and height and then the corrected info.

When submitting a new location, please submit it in the format of the current POI. This will make it much easier for me to update the file.

Thanks for your interest in this POI!

Driven1

NOTE: 3/13/07

Due to some user input I am completely going over this file line by line due to locational inaccuracies. Please submit only new locations that are not already within the file. Thanks!

Driven1

Note: 4/29/09

Due to a lack of time to spend on updating this file, I've offered ownership of it to Firenutts. Firenutts has graciously accepted the offer and as soon as Miss POI does the transfer, he will upload an updated file. He has updated almost all of the locations for accuracies and has also added some new locations.

I would like to thank all of those who helped me develop the file initially or pointed out innacuracies or omittances (which there will always be).

I'd also like to apologize to those who've been frustrated by the lack of an update. I am truly sorry that I wasn't able to pull it off.

This is not an easy file to keep updated and/or accurate. Firenutts is going to have his hands full! I hope that all of you will help him as you've helped me.

The Low Clearance Project thread will still be available to users to provide updated locational info or comments about the project.

Again, Thanks to all and especially Firenutts for "keeping it alive."

Driven1

See also

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Dingman's Ferry Bridge

This 11' clearance bridge cost me $20 because I cold not back up when I hit it. Although there were warning signs prior to arriving at the bridge, there was nowhere to turn around.
There is also a 4 Ton weight limit.
I'm driving a 40' MH with a tow. and I need 55' feet of room to do an about face.
I'm 11'9" and weight 13 tons. I got across but paid for it.
http://www.dingmansbridge.com/bridgetolls.html
41°13′12″N 74°51′33″W

It might be advisable to include weight limitations for bridges. This is one and there had been another 3 Ton max bridge that Garmin wanted me to cross back down the road at Washington Crossing.

I didn't.
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

You need to get yourself to

You need to get yourself to a truckstop and buy you a copy of the Street Atlas for truckers book. Either laminate or not. It's the most complete guide available for low clearances and bridge weight limits.

It has way more information that you need than a POI file could ever hope to contain.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

thank you

location has been added with weight limit in comments.

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New Location

New Location added in Roanoke VA, Contributer thanked.

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Truck vs Tunnel = Blame GPS

Well here is another 'blame it on the GPS' not that the flashing Red Lights would have any indication to stop or anything...Sheesshhh!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/08/25/williams.al.s...

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Low Clearance

2 locations you DO NOT HAVE are from my hometown...

-94.37166 32.55110
10 ft 8 in
Grove St underpass
Marshall, TX

-94.36907 32.55143
11 ft 6 in
Franklin St underpass
Marshall, TX

cool Garmin 780

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Low Clearance

I have a poi low clearance file which is a combination of one I found on this site and two additional ones. I recently removed the duplicates. I don't know if it well help or not but if you would like to have it pm me an email address.

glwilbert

thank you for your input, I have added those locations to the file.

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Low Clearance Train Bridge - Central City, KY

GPS coordinates are 37.29218 N 87.12224 W. Please add to your file/Thanks.

thank you

thank you for your input!

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Alert Sounds

NEVER MIND! ALERT 2 DOWNLOADED.

knw

I was able to download the loader, the Low Clearance file, and the icon. But for some reason I cannot download the sound file.

I can click on it and hear the alert sound but when I click or double click on the file it just takes me back to the page for downloading the data file.

Computer is running Windows 7

Any suggestions?

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Try this.Click on the title

Try this.Click on the title and when you see attachment just right click mouse on it and pick save target as.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

CSV

How do I convert your file to CSV?

Thanks

John

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Xplore48

Updates

I've been away for awhile but sure glad that the file is being updated. Thanks to all.

file updated

The file has been updated with two new locations

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Gpx to Csv

shanks wrote:

How do I convert your file to CSV?

Thanks

John

You can download Extra Poi Editor at http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor .Load gpx file to it and save as a Garmin csv file.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Low clearance in Jackson Gap Alabama

-85.80399 32.87338 Marked 12' 10" on Main St(Co Rd 57)

thank you Panache

file has been updated

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Low Clearence in Durham, NC

This one is at Ruby Street and State Rt 501. There are two others below this one in the list on 501.

GPS N36 1.3504 W78 54.3285

Bumped my front A/C unit on the north side of the underpass. The road rises sharply just as you pass under the structure raising the trailer height. Front A/C cover is just under 13ft.

Dave

thank you coastaldav

list has been updated.

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May be a dumb question.....

May be a dumb question..... but I downloaded both this file and the Extra POI Editor, and how do I convert a GPX file to TomTom's version (OV2?).
Thanks, in advance.

GO BUCKS! cool

not so

Buckeye Steve wrote:

May be a dumb question..... but I downloaded both this file and the Extra POI Editor, and how do I convert a GPX file to TomTom's version (OV2?).
Thanks, in advance.

GO BUCKS! cool

If you have EPE you can output (save) the file in OV2 format.

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Hey Firenuts.... I just sent

Hey Firenuts.... I just sent you an email with many low clearance RR overpasses in Evanston, Illinois. I think I got all under 12'0".

I don't drive a tall vehicle, but I've seen trucks stuck under many of these overpasses, and figured you'd want the info.... Sent by Cross street name, height, and N & W info...

Jan

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Firenuts: I sent you the

Firenuts: I sent you the remainder of the Evanston CTA overpasses... Anything 13'6" or below...

And I found there are more that follow the RR Tracks along Green Bay Road.... Do you have the ones along Green Bay Road in Evanston, Wilmette, and others???

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Low Clearance 10' By Curb

Low Clearance 10' By Curb
N33.77414 W84.31549
plenty of clearance in left lane
applies to both directions

thank you

will be added in the next update

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love this poi.

love this poi.

Low Clearance

I hope I'm in the right forum. I have being trying to download lo clearance GPX to SA 2010. I get the following message. Warning Unable to import the file. Unable to read a GPX point's longitude. May you or another forum can help me. I did import the file to my Street Pilot 550c ok.
Thanks for your help
Ron

Low clearance import

I have been trying import the low clearance gpx file into SA 2010 and SA 2011 plus and I get the folloing error message. "Warning Unable to import the file. Unable to read a GPX point's longitude". Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong and how to correct the problem. I am able to import the file to my Garman c550. Thanks for the help.
Ron

Low clearance import

FatRat43 - I was able to duplicate your import issue in SA2008. I then converted the .gpx file to a .csv using Extra_POI_Editor. I then looked at the file in Excel, Word, & notepad and noticed that some of the formatting seems off.

Here are the first 4 POIs - first 3 columns:

-71.175722 42.425891 12' 6"
-71.308139 42.628396 12'0
-74.0772 40.351 10' 11"
-72.814325 41.497899 10' 0""

Notice how there is an extra double quote on the last item? I am not an expert in the understanding of these files - but I am willing to bet that SA is less forgiving of format errors than Extra_POI_Editor or POI Loader is.

Anybody out there that can shed some more light on this?

Thank you. I want this long time.

Thx a lot.

SA2010

This will give somthing to work on. Thanks again for you help. There are many double quotes. I will edit the file and try again.

Ron

Good Job!

I'm sure I will find this very useful.

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latest update

file now contains 2422 locations! This would not be possible if not for the support and input of fellow members. Thanks to all of your help!

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Low Clearance POI File

I have a few questions,

1, the heights given, are the posted height, or the actual height?

2, I have my own low clearance poi file that I've collected over the years, I was comparing the 2 and I have a lot that are not in your file. Can I just forward you the whole file, so you could include it in your file?

My file is in Garmin.csv format, and posted heights, if that makes a difference.

Rolling the dice?

cool

Posted or actual do you really want to take that chance?
Treat all of them as if it is the actual height!

Send the maintainer a email about what you have and he will let you know from there.

Stay safe by NOT taking chances.

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I'm not a gambler

I save the posted heights only, and I have a few heights that are lower then the ones in this file, that's why I'm asking!

please share

I'm sure we will all benefit from combining the two files.

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How does this compare

to this POI

http://www.lowclearances.com/lccount.html

Since *neither* is 100% guaranteed (and never would be/could be) I'm thinking this free one is better since a current map would have to be used *anyway* to check the route prior to the trip.

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm new to all this. Thanks.

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Free is better

Vito wrote:

to this POI

http://www.lowclearances.com/lccount.html

Since *neither* is 100% guaranteed (and never would be/could be) I'm thinking this free one is better since a current map would have to be used *anyway* to check the route prior to the trip.

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm new to all this. Thanks.

Our file is free. Their's requires a fee which they do not say what that is till you sign up. There is in a csv format which only allows 4 columns of info. Firenutts file is in a gpx format that allows additional info as needed.

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Thanks

pwohlrab wrote:
Vito wrote:

to this POI

http://www.lowclearances.com/lccount.html

Since *neither* is 100% guaranteed (and never would be/could be) I'm thinking this free one is better since a current map would have to be used *anyway* to check the route prior to the trip.

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm new to all this. Thanks.

Our file is free. Their's requires a fee which they do not say what that is till you sign up. There is in a csv format which only allows 4 columns of info. Firenutts file is in a gpx format that allows additional info as needed.

Good info. Just having this in gpx format is worthy, so the file can be updated. I've installed this one, I was curious as to why anyone would actually *pay* for this information and you explained it well.

I'll be sure to put up any updates here as I continue on in my trucking career.

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@Vito

Vito wrote:

I'll be sure to put up any updates here as I continue on in my trucking career.

That is why we get good files. This is a community effort. Without the assistance from members the files would be old and stale and of no use.

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This One

This one is available for $15.

http://www.lowclearances.com/

Sorry, didn't see the previous post before hitting enter.

How are others using this as a planning tool?

I have the entire database loaded along with icons showing. How are others using this as a planning tool? I have to zoom down to 800 feet before I can see the Low Clearance icons and find that I have to walk the entire planned route looking for the dreaded low clearance icons; zoomed in to 800' this can take awhile. When I do find one, I am not sure if the warning is for the road I plan to travel or an intersecting road. If this sounds like I am complaining, I apologize as I don't intend for it to come off that way. Just not sure if there is a better way.

Garmin Streetpilot 2720

Email sent to firenutt. New

Email sent to firenutt.

New poi to add.

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Point not on intersection.

drichitt wrote:

I have the entire database loaded along with icons showing. How are others using this as a planning tool? I have to zoom down to 800 feet before I can see the Low Clearance icons and find that I have to walk the entire planned route looking for the dreaded low clearance icons; zoomed in to 800' this can take awhile. When I do find one, I am not sure if the warning is for the road I plan to travel or an intersecting road. If this sounds like I am complaining, I apologize as I don't intend for it to come off that way. Just not sure if there is a better way.

Garmin Streetpilot 2720

The file point are generally a couple yards off of the intersection of the roads or train tressels. You will not receive an alert if you are not driving on the roadway with the clearance issue.

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@ drichitt: How Are Others Using This As A Planning Tool?

I have a TomTom and drive a semi, and I find this POI is INVALUABLE. Here's how I use it.

I plan my route first. Then I prompt the TT to "navigate to... POI along the route". The low overpasses, if any, will then show up with a green, blue, or orange icon in front of them. Note that I don't actually **navigate** to the overpasses, I'm just referring to the database to see what there is "along the route".

A green low overpass icon signifies that the overpass falls directly along the route. A blue icon means that the overpass is merely nearby, not actually *part* of the route. Yellow means it's a little further away than the blue.

I only address the green icon L.O. when they come up since they are the only ones that will take me directly to the overpass while driving.

If no green icons pop up I don't worry. If they do, that is when I'll actually take the time to do more specific route planning.

Out of the hundreds of routes I've driven while using this database, only a handful have had a low overpass that I've had to address before starting my trip.

I've shown other truckers this process and they've been very impressed. It's just one of the ways that using a car GPS for trucking can be just as good, if not better, than using a truck specific GPS.

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@firenutts

Sent you an E mail with 4 new locations.

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New Location: 11'-10" Railroad Underpass

N40*24.513' W074*31.137' Elevation 109 Feet, Nearest Address 207 Deans Ln., Monmouth Junction, N.J., 08852, Nearest Intersection CR-679 & CR-610

Another

I've come across these 3 recently:

-73.96084 , 42.78252,"Curry Rd HWY 7 NY 12'9''"

-79.8761 , 36.68635,"Bridge St S Martinsville VA 12'6''"

-74.39252 , 40.53088,"Talmadge Rd NJ 13'6''"

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