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Your Prius does not impress them. Workers commute via excavators

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Think your commute is fraught with peril? Check out what these workers in Siberia go through to get to their jobs.

This video is a few months old, but it's getting renewed interest, thanks to a segment on "Today." In the clip, bridge builders take turns climbing into the scooper of an excavator and taking a trip across a body of water.

Why, you ask? Because clearly, the bridge they're building is not quite done. Necessity, meet invention.

With a basket full of workers, the machine operator navigates the scooper until it's halfway over the flooded path. Enter the second excavator, which is on the other side of the river. The operator of that one lines up that scooper with the first.

And, voila! Workers climb out of bucket number one and into bucket number two. Once aboard, the second operator brings them across to dry land.

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