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Old 01-03-2016, 02:17 PM   #21 (permalink)
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At least one of the I-beams on the bridge deck structure looks bent.
Just guessing, of course, but it looks like the bent I-beam could have been from the trailer's rear wheels dropping through the deck and hitting it like a hammer, which kinda exceeds design parameters :-)

Still, it's another good example of people coming to grief from relying on GPS, Google Maps, &c.

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Old 01-03-2016, 02:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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It looks like every I-beam up to the middle of the trailer is bent. It may be repairable, unlike the first example.

Wrought Iron:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b3/Pike_County_Wrought_Iron_Bridge.jpg/640px-Pike_County_Wrought_Iron_Bridge.jpg

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http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/01/this-is-just-design-beauty-too-bad-more.html

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_Bridge#/media/File:George_Washington_Wilson.jpg
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Just guessing, of course, but it looks like the bent I-beam could have been from the trailer's rear wheels dropping through the deck and hitting it like a hammer, which kinda exceeds design parameters :-)

Still, it's another good example of people coming to grief from relying on GPS, Google Maps, &c.
Actually a great design, the deck is weaker than the super structure so it the fuse that fails first. Looks very repairable.
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There's nothing confusing about this...


But she wasn't driving a box truck! She was looking for this:



Serves them right for only banning mid-sized trucks.
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Still, it's another good example of people coming to grief from relying on GPS, Google Maps, &c.
I used google maps to find a food store the other day. It got me right to the door. The back door.

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