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Old 12-30-2015, 06:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Redneck, you may need to update your Henry Ford quote, because she obviously "thought she could".
Lol... Your right... Maybe something like this then...

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Old 01-02-2016, 02:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When I saw the story it made me sad for the bridge that had stood for 130 years, helping people every day.

/not touching the question of units of measure
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That woman deserves to permanently lose the privilege of driving large trucks.
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Another one bites the dust


Just A Car Guy : 4 ton limit 136 year old bridge, was just asking for it, apparently

Led astray by GPS.
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Old 01-02-2016, 03:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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How appropriate ( ...things turning CRAPPY...) because that looks like a Cess-Pool Pumper truck!
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A 'crumbing infrastructure' metaphor?
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IIRC many of those old iron bridges designed by the Robinson and Steinmann company had a short estimated lifespan, usually around 30 years. And I'm almost sure some lack of proper maintenance is also in effect, look at all that rust.
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And I'm almost sure some lack of proper maintenance is also in effect, look at all that rust.
Though as best I can tell from the picture, the actual bridge structure seems to have held up. The truck just went through the wooden deck...
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Though as best I can tell from the picture, the actual bridge structure seems to have held up. The truck just went through the wooden deck...
At least one of the I-beams on the bridge deck structure looks bent.

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