[WATCH] Truck Driver Panicking On High Bridge is Me in Duluth
I'm terrified of heights.
Some of my worst memories are of being in high places -- Pike's Peak in Colorado, Table Mountain in South Africa, Notre Dame in Paris. Funny enough, those moments also led to some of the most jaw-dropping views I've ever seen. Still, not even looking out over the vast expanse of the Rockies, the bay of Cape Town or the City of Lights could help me conquer my fear of heights for good.
So when I saw this video of a truck driver crossing the Calcasieu River Bridge in Louisiana, I felt his pain.
According to 107 JAMZ, the bridge is the "infamous" I-10 bridge from Westlake into Lake Charles. It rises 135 feet and spans 6,605 feet in length.
In the video -- filmed by the trucker's co-pilot -- the driver is seen having a (slightly hilarious) panic attack as he begins his traverse across the bridge:
Oh, we too high in the air! Oh, we too high in the air!
His co-pilot teases him as he jabs "We ain't even crossed the top yet, fool!"
The driver's anxiety gets worse the higher they get.
Oh, I can see too much s***! Oh, G**, there's water up under me! I'ma die!
He continues wailing as his co-pilot next to him just laughs.
I can definitely relate to this guy. I feel this way every time I drive through Duluth, especially across the 535 John A. Blatnik Bridge into Superior, WI; that drive is treacherously high and long if you have a fear of heights!
The best line from the video, which has been viewed over 1 million times on Facebook, is:
Aight, I'm almost there! I'm almost there, and I need a Black & Mild!
Which bridge(s) makes you queasy every time you cross it?