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Gus Dering 04-02-2013 12:15 PM

The world's toughest bridge
 
This is classic

http://www.prochan.com/view?p=da1_1351183858

trowlan1 04-02-2013 12:30 PM

I've seen that video before. That's awesome.

Dustincoc 04-02-2013 01:10 PM

You would think they would either lower the road or raise the bridge if this was such a common occurance.

SDel Prete 04-02-2013 01:46 PM

Amazing. Some dumb drivers there. My favorite two. Ryder truck backs up and leaves. And the slow 5th wheel. He thinks it makes it but lost so much lol

Dustincoc 04-02-2013 03:32 PM

My 3 year old nephew loves it...:clap:

Inner10 04-02-2013 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Gus Dering (Post 1742552)

I think that is the best video I've ever seen. :thumbup:

rselectric1 04-02-2013 08:36 PM

I mostly watched the bridge itself. It never even shook.

Thanks for the video Gus!

boman47k 04-03-2013 08:21 AM

Interesting video.

What were the flashing lights? Telling approaching vehicles there was not enough clearance?

If not, they should be. Might make a little difference.

I have to think the bridge needs measuring again.

redwood 04-03-2013 12:05 PM

I've seen the videos for most of those before.

That's a pretty famous bridge for those things. There is a web site dedicated to it somewhere. I beleive that the guy who hosts the web site has a camera set up to catch all the action.

MKnAs Dad 04-03-2013 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Dustincoc (Post 1742568)
You would think they would either lower the road or raise the bridge if this was such a common occurance.

Now where is the fun in doing that????

rotarex 04-03-2013 11:41 PM

I would like to know what psi of concrete they used 100 years ago

wallmaxx 04-04-2013 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by rotarex
I would like to know what psi of concrete they used 100 years ago

I think there is a steel I-beam placed in front of the bridge to protect it from collisions.

woodchuck2 04-04-2013 08:26 PM

Used to be an old bridge in my home town that saw damage like this quite frequently. It had been hit enough over the years on each end that the beams were bent up and pieces ripped away to the point most trucks had clearance. Every now and again we knew an overloaded log truck came through by the logs that were ripped off the top and laying in the road way. It was an open steel deck bridge which was rather interesting on a motorcycle in the rain. The State always plowed it and salted it which led to the bridges early demise as the salt ate away all the lower supports. I remember when a log truck went over it and you were on the walkway you had to stop walking as it bounced you off the deck a couple inches and the whole bridge would shake like hell. I also remember as a teen seeing two guys on motorcycles race through, they came up on a car as they approached the bridge and one decided to try to take the walkway. He lived to tell the tale but he is in a wheel chair for life as he lost his legs from the accident. Damn fool tried to sue the State because there was only a sign stating for pedestrians only, there was no sign stating no motorcycles allowed on the walkway. The bridge was replaced in 2005 and the new bridge has a new height of i believe 14'.


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