The One-Lane Bridge Shared By Cars And Trains

  • čas přidán 10. 06. 2019
  • Near Hindon, on the South Island of New Zealand, there's one of only two remaining one-lane road-rail bridges in the country. No barriers, no lights, no sirens: if you're driving across this, you need to make sure to listen out for the train horn.
    Thanks to all the Dunedin Railways team! You can find out more about them here:
    Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
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Komentáře • 1 039

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  Před 4 měsíci +3463

    I completely forgot to record my "thank you to Dunedin Railways" outro. It is a beautiful rail journey on the South Island: pull down the description for a link to their site!

    • Programming Carrot
      Programming Carrot Před 27 dny

      Why are you always wearing that hoodie and that shirt?

    • the phoenix 315
      the phoenix 315 Před měsícem

      This is my ultimate holiday!

    • Billy the dog -
      Billy the dog - Před měsícem

      Surely you mean 'think you'.

    • parajacks4
      parajacks4 Před 2 měsíci

      Tom Scott
      Next time you’re in Dunedin you can stay at my place.

    • ChaikaFace
      ChaikaFace Před 3 měsíci

      Why not rerecord the outro (like voice over) and reupload it? Seeing that this is uploaded three week before it was published, you have a plenty damn time to reupload a corrected version.

      Well still a good vid cheers!

  • Eric Smucker
    Eric Smucker Před dnem

    Whitier tunnel in Alaska. You should check it out.

  • diddlebug72
    diddlebug72 Před dnem


  • Sandino Acosta Muniz
    Sandino Acosta Muniz Před 5 dny

    That kind of bridges also exist in Uruguay, thus, there are almost no trains running nowadays. In addition, priorities are usually shown by signs, but when non are present, that travelling in direction to the capital of the country (in a national road) or in direction of the capital of the department (in a departamental road) has the right of way.

  • loft306 DangerMaus
    loft306 DangerMaus Před 5 dny

    We need a few of thease In the states so natural selection can kick in again, there are too many stupid ppl here

  • GRB Major
    GRB Major Před 5 dny

    "The rules are simple...." Except for the morons here in the US, who would STILL try to beat the train, and lose.

  • Bill Campbell
    Bill Campbell Před 6 dny

    Interesting series of videos. I'm new to your series/channel. Have done any in Canada. There are several interesting places here in the second largest country on the planet.

  • Aussie Gunzel
    Aussie Gunzel Před 6 dny

    There's bridges in Queensland where trains share bridges with cars

  • Quill Maurer
    Quill Maurer Před 6 dny

    I somehow visualize a car getting part way across the bridge, seeing the train coming the other way, realizes they won't make it to the far end, and has to test how fast their car can go in reverse. Full "I'mma nope right outta here!" mode.

  • Bogfinken
    Bogfinken Před 6 dny

    So basically the NZ authorities expect people to use common sense..
    That's a brave move!!

  • malcolm hogan
    malcolm hogan Před 7 dny

    As a Kiwi, we have got use to this type of road/rail crossing. The worst was at Seddon where the train was on deck above the cars. not a nice feeling when you were underneath the train as it went across.

  • wcharliewilson
    wcharliewilson Před 9 dny +1

    There is a very similar setup to (and from) Whittier, AK. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel...

  • M Lau
    M Lau Před 10 dny +1

    Perhaps they should add a pair of traffic lights on both sides for the cars.

  • Abe Coulter
    Abe Coulter Před 11 dny


  • Dhiraj Deshmukh
    Dhiraj Deshmukh Před 14 dny

    The speed of the train is bit more.. considering it is common bridge the train should be dead slow what is the train and car come opposite to each other on bridge all of a sudden ? Car can apply sudden break but not train

  • Ni Ki
    Ni Ki Před 14 dny

    That would never fly in Germany

  • Marie S.
    Marie S. Před 15 dny


  • Francois D Van der Westhuizen

    In the town I grew up we had one of those bridges we had to use sometimes during wet season when the lower laying road bridges were flooded, but that didn't happen too often.

  • Smokes McGee
    Smokes McGee Před 15 dny

    Seems fair enough.

  • Acktle ?
    Acktle ? Před 15 dny

    Wait we have 1 laned bridges? Lived here my whole life and never seen one

    • Brem
      Brem Před 15 dny

      There's still one on state highway 1

  • 刘晓
    刘晓 Před 16 dny

    not an english speaker, 0:30 this guy's accent is bit of hard for me to relate to...XD

  • Joshua Deacon
    Joshua Deacon Před 17 dny +1

    Damn wonder how many accident have been there

    • Brem
      Brem Před 15 dny +1

      None. It's only there to let a couple of farmers on and off the farms.

  • JJmoto
    JJmoto Před 17 dny

    Reminds me of wittier alaska! Search it up, it's a one way TUNNEL.

  • Gino De los Angeles
    Gino De los Angeles Před 17 dny

    U look like male kate mckinnon

  • Jonathan Cw
    Jonathan Cw Před 18 dny


  • KKEM641
    KKEM641 Před 18 dny

    Now that is street running...

  • Eric 6645
    Eric 6645 Před 18 dny

    this is a thing in sweden aswell

  • B is for Beats
    B is for Beats Před 19 dny

    I’m of the thousand comment

  • Carl Trotter
    Carl Trotter Před 19 dny

    I like how Tom has a grey hoodie without letters to replace his Nordics one.

  • RJ Smith
    RJ Smith Před 21 dnem

    I've visited New Zealand a couple of times. It really is a quirky weird country like no other and my God is it gorgeous.

  • Mike and Tricia Johnson

    We have been on that train, they stop just after the tunnel to let passengers off to walk across the bridge so that you can take pictures of the train coming at you and then the train stops just around the corner so that the passengers can get back on.
    It's a very good trip with some stunning scenery.
    Dunedin station is worth a visit even if you're not traveling, the ticket hall is incredible.

  • coc0s
    coc0s Před 27 dny

    The tunnel to Whittier, Alaska is one for both trains and cars. It's controlled by traffic lights but it's scary nonetheless.

  • Jonathon Herkowski
    Jonathon Herkowski Před 27 dny

    It reminds me of an N Scale layout

  • Fredrik Granberg
    Fredrik Granberg Před 28 dny

    We have at least one of those here in Sweden. I drove over it several times.

  • Yellow Penguin
    Yellow Penguin Před 28 dny

    Okay, now I'm pissed that this isn't possible in Transport Tycoon.

  • Jimmy Bears
    Jimmy Bears Před 29 dny +2

    To all u kiwis
    Kia Ora

  • Brisbane Infinite Flight
    Brisbane Infinite Flight Před měsícem

    I’ve been on this route from middlemarch to Duneden

  • Tt Miller
    Tt Miller Před měsícem

    I am amazed they dont at least have something in that tunnel connected to a flashing warning light (like even a simple IR beam like the kind you can put across your driveway to let you know when someone pulls in) just seems like such a easy thing they could do for those 2 ranches

  • Ben Howell
    Ben Howell Před měsícem

    This would never work in North America

  • Off_mah_lawn
    Off_mah_lawn Před měsícem

    Damn good timing on that train intro

  • Jezzibolt
    Jezzibolt Před měsícem

    Somehow you really remind me of young Charles Xavier.

  • Pie 4life
    Pie 4life Před měsícem

    Should atlest have a detailed sign at the stop sign I would have no idea what to do and just think the road ends

  • HellTide_ Brock
    HellTide_ Brock Před měsícem

    Why fix something that’s not broken

  • James Simms
    James Simms Před měsícem

    AL 114 between Pennington, AL & Myrtlewood, AL shared a bridge over the Tombigbee River w/the Meridian & Bigbee RR for decades before a new highway bridge was built several years ago

  • Greenid Guy
    Greenid Guy Před měsícem

    This is totally expected from a socialist country....share EVERYTHING.
    Take note American’ve been warned.

  • LectronCircuits
    LectronCircuits Před měsícem

    For excellent training, model something like this in a popular scale. All aboard. Cheers!

  • Joel Dale
    Joel Dale Před měsícem

    That's cool

  • Good luck everyone
    Good luck everyone Před měsícem

    New Zealand haven't adopted the nanny state it seems.

  • Aotearoa Kiwi
    Aotearoa Kiwi Před měsícem

    Don't need barriers, lights, sirens, etc. We use something called common sense!

  • R B
    R B Před měsícem

    Civil society

  • Moris Mateljan
    Moris Mateljan Před měsícem

    I'm worried more about that tunnel then the bridge!

  • Great Northwest
    Great Northwest Před měsícem

    I find it odd that people will risk thier life a railroad crossings but shared use bridges get way more caution when it is essentially the same thing.

  • usernamenaw
    usernamenaw Před měsícem

    I'm curious what is on the cars at 1:13 and 1:40 reminds me of some kind of lidar

  • NET Videos
    NET Videos Před měsícem

    Make a second bridge

  • Four Nines
    Four Nines Před měsícem

    1:04 Reminds me of "Look out, there's a train behind you"
    Likely nobody remembers that Spongebob reference

  • My Hot Wheels Collection
    My Hot Wheels Collection Před měsícem


  • J
    J Před měsícem

    How about atleast making it _wider?_

  • Gabriel Ramuglia
    Gabriel Ramuglia Před měsícem

    You should do a video on Whittier, Alaska

  • CDBest
    CDBest Před měsícem +1

    I watched the video again just to listen to that accent.

  • Blasikov
    Blasikov Před měsícem +2

    Grant Craig's wonderful Kiwi accent is mesmerizing.
    Thanks for the interesting segments, Tom!