If we ever needed anymore proof that semi's are too big, this story from Chicago should be the clincher. A beer truck carrying 53,000 cases of beer overturned early Tuesday across all lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway at Harlem.
I can't even get my mind around the 53,000 number.
Too big, too heavy
I did a google search on how much a case of beer weighs for both bottles and cans. 24 bottles of beer in a case weighs approximately 31 pounds and a case of cans weighs 18 pounds. So...
53,000 cases of bottles equals 1,643,000 pounds
53,000 cases of cans equals 954,000 pounds