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The picture doesn't show the roadside, but nonstandard bridge opennings (less than 14' 6" high) are supposed to be marked with warning signs, and GPS mapping systems should include warnings. The driver should have been routed around this bridge, and the software exists to do it.
That said, local highway departments often leave the old pavement in place during repaving operations, and the pavement thickness under bridges increases. The increase may be enough to reduce the openning to below federal standards.
Railroad bridges like the one shown are an especial problem because most of them were built prior to the federal standards, and many opennings were not reconstructed.
This reminded me of a video I had seen years ago of a compilation of similar incidents. They are so common there that there is a youtube channel and a web site http://11foot8.com devoted to it. According to the FAQ on the web site, an incident happens about once a month. Here is a compilation of several incidents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0 What makes the video funnier is knowing that there are signs that warn the driver for two or three blocks and lights flash if your vehicle is too tall so there is no excuse for missing it.