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(Time)   Ten bridges in America that are ready to kill you at any minute   (nation.time.com) divider line 21
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23418 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 May 2013 at 4:26 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-05-27 12:22:36 AM  
5 votes:
Don't kid yourself Jimmy. If a bridge ever got the chance, he'd kill you and everyone you care about!
2013-05-27 08:58:36 AM  
4 votes:

fusillade762: Don't kid yourself Jimmy. If a bridge ever got the chance, he'd kill you and everyone you care about!


Indeed.
i302.photobucket.com

/just ask this scientician
2013-05-27 04:49:48 AM  
4 votes:
List fails without the Bridge Over Troubled Water....
2013-05-27 12:43:08 AM  
4 votes:

fusillade762: Don't kid yourself Jimmy. If a bridge ever got the chance, he'd kill you and everyone you care about!


When I grow up I'm going to Overpass University!
2013-05-27 04:55:48 AM  
3 votes:
Go over those at the wrong time and you won't be feelin' groovy...
2013-05-27 02:03:45 AM  
3 votes:
I'm sure the free market will respond with countless mule-powered ferry rafts, as the Founders intended.
2013-05-27 08:45:26 AM  
2 votes:
i.huffpost.com
2013-05-27 08:40:17 AM  
2 votes:
www.allspammedup.com
2013-05-27 08:05:10 AM  
2 votes:

RexTalionis: namatad: RexTalionis: I'm surprised the list doesn't include the Tappan Zee - that bridge was anchored in the riverbed mud with wooden support anchors made out of untreated wood. And the wooden anchors have been rotting to a degree that pieces of it has been floating to the surface for years.

That bridge is a catastrophic disaster waiting to happen.

Which is probably why they are building a replacement.
I guess it is a race against time, will it collapse before it is torn down and how many people will die when it does.

And if it collapses, will it wreck the new construction?

The Tappan Zee is built at the widest point of the Hudson river. Its replacement is going to take the better part of a decade to be built. It's currently estimated to take 5 years to finish construction, but knowing NY state, there will be massive budget over-runs and delays. It will take at least 8-10 years to complete.


Whenever I drive over the Tappan Zee Bridge, I like to Imagine that it is maintained by a crew of stereotypical Germans with a bunch of hammers.

"Hey!  What are you guys doing up there?!"

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"TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE!!!"
2013-05-27 10:58:10 AM  
1 votes:

MarkEC: The pier looks like it will last 1000 years.


You know what else was supposed to last a thousand years?
2013-05-27 10:27:18 AM  
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: All in blue states, interestingly enough


Could it be, that the "red states" haven't mastered the art of bridge building, yet?
2013-05-27 08:21:04 AM  
1 votes:
surferjerry.com
2013-05-27 07:52:30 AM  
1 votes:
Miss me yet?

i35.photobucket.com
2013-05-27 07:22:53 AM  
1 votes:

hinten: Isn't it funny how we have enough money, intelligence and dedication to develop the technology to show a picture of every bridge in the US from different angles but we don't have the money to actually fix them?
I'm looking forward to Google providing live pictures of the collapses in a couple of years. But, whatever you do, DO NOT FIX THOSE BRIDGES.


Oh we have money.  Bridges are just a lame thing to spend it on.  I mean... ok, its like you've got $100 in your pocket... do you pay the power bill thats already late and is more than $100 anyhow, or do you get yourself a fat sack of weed and a 40 and enjoy your weekend?

Obviously the correct choice is clear.
2013-05-27 06:34:58 AM  
1 votes:

miss diminutive: LordJiro: tinfoil-hat maggie: OgreMagi: Obama had proposed shovel ready jobs to upgrade the nation's crumbling infrastructure.  This was a good thing and long overdue.  Unfortunately, the feminist groups hated the idea because shovel ready jobs meant work for "burly men" (their words).  So Obama gave in to the political pressure and sent most of the money elsewhere.  It didn't matter that this was work that needed to be done.  It didn't matter that 80% of the jobs lost in the recession were "burly man" types of jobs.  Political correctness must be obeyed.

So when a bridge collapses and people die, you can thank NOW.

I was under the impression that woman can do any job a man can do.  So why did they complain about these physical jobs?

What? citations please and most road crews I see have women as well as men.

And in fact, implying that ONLY men are capable of doing these jobs seems very..out-of-character for "the feminist groups".

Maybe they were implying that women can do these jobs but aren't hired by employers because of their perceived lack of burliness?

/straw grasping here


Well I could introduce you to some girls but,well...
2013-05-27 05:45:51 AM  
1 votes:
We're still ahead of China in bridge collapses, right?
2013-05-27 05:11:32 AM  
1 votes:

namatad: But I thought that the reason that bridge collapsed was an ASSHOLE tried to cross while exceeding the height limit.

Not certain that it was the bridge's fault that it collapsed.


It's  never the bridges fault; they're just structures being structures.

/no dangerous bridges, just irresponsible owners
2013-05-27 01:34:30 AM  
1 votes:
Fun fact: The Tappan Zee is built at the widest point of the Hudson river because it's just outside of the Port Authority control zone. The New York State can get all of the toll money, instead of sharing it with the Port Authority.
2013-05-27 01:33:32 AM  
1 votes:

namatad: RexTalionis: I'm surprised the list doesn't include the Tappan Zee - that bridge was anchored in the riverbed mud with wooden support anchors made out of untreated wood. And the wooden anchors have been rotting to a degree that pieces of it has been floating to the surface for years.

That bridge is a catastrophic disaster waiting to happen.

Which is probably why they are building a replacement.
I guess it is a race against time, will it collapse before it is torn down and how many people will die when it does.

And if it collapses, will it wreck the new construction?


The Tappan Zee is built at the widest point of the Hudson river. Its replacement is going to take the better part of a decade to be built. It's currently estimated to take 5 years to finish construction, but knowing NY state, there will be massive budget over-runs and delays. It will take at least 8-10 years to complete.
2013-05-27 01:16:09 AM  
1 votes:
Hey! Those are the some ones I was trying to set up massive Tea Party demonstrations on. What an odd coincidence.
2013-05-27 01:04:45 AM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised the list doesn't include the Tappan Zee - that bridge was anchored in the riverbed mud with wooden support anchors made out of untreated wood. And the wooden anchors have been rotting to a degree that pieces of it has been floating to the surface for years.

That bridge is a catastrophic disaster waiting to happen.
 
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