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(Daily Monitor (Uganda))   Local residents enjoyed the use of their new bridge, completed last Friday... until it was washed away this Monday   (monitor.co.ug) divider line 32
    More: Fail, bridge collapses, Nebbi, chief administrative officer  
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2013-08-14 07:25:50 AM
Nebbi giveth and Nebbi taketh away.
 
2013-08-14 07:29:28 AM
"The revitalization of the Old Town Drawbridge experienced another setback this week, as engineers determined that the furniture upholstery used to construct the bridge towers soaks up water and creates an unstable foundation. This week's collapse was the third in as many months. Construction crews have tried building the bridge tower base supports from corrugated cardboard, non-dairy creamer, and ceramic bowls. Nothing has worked. Engineers are asking for help in determining how proper bridge towers are made. If you have any tips, please write them on notebook paper and mail them to Bridge Magic, LLC, PO Box 1616. Do not use cursive or long words. Clearly labeled drawings are preferred. "

/WtNV
 
2013-08-14 07:30:23 AM
Gee, a dirt bridge got washed away? Who coulda possibly foreseen that? Oh, it was the second time?
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2013-08-14 07:33:45 AM
The Zhaozhou Bridge is the world's oldest open-spandrel stone segmental arch bridge. Credited to the design of a craftsman named Li Chun, the bridge was constructed in the years 595-605 during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Located in the southern part of Hebei Province, it is the oldest standing bridge in China.

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Now that's a bridge built to last more than a weekend.
 
2013-08-14 07:42:22 AM
Apo'strophe fail is worse than the bridge fail here.
 
2013-08-14 07:49:43 AM
What other kind of resident is there?
 
2013-08-14 07:53:05 AM
Two washed away bridges in five years, I wonder if they'll listen to the engineers for the third bridge?
 
2013-08-14 08:02:37 AM
Approves

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2013-08-14 08:11:58 AM
4th world people's problems.

(good ole Frank Zappa - "in the 4th world, where things are really tough")
 
2013-08-14 08:14:11 AM
Where's that confounded bridge?
 
2013-08-14 08:24:32 AM
On my phone without Adblock, so the ads I'm getting with the article are pretty funny. Bridge decking, soil examinations, etc.
 
2013-08-14 08:28:52 AM

darth_badger: Where's that confounded bridge?


Yay!
 
2013-08-14 08:40:15 AM
...it is completion.
 
2013-08-14 09:01:36 AM

MadAzza: What other kind of resident is there?


Heh.
 
2013-08-14 09:02:41 AM
See what sending out them negative waves did, Nebbi?
 
2013-08-14 09:03:36 AM
A pile of mud and rocks is 'not a bridge'.
 
2013-08-14 09:05:15 AM

onyxruby: Two washed away bridges in five years, I wonder if they'll listen to the engineers for the third bridge?


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'What have I done?'
 
2013-08-14 09:06:41 AM
Someone needs to get these people concrete and metal technology stat... They are hundreds of years behind that curve...
 
2013-08-14 09:09:23 AM

darth_badger: Where's that confounded bridge?


This comment made me crunge.
 
2013-08-14 09:11:17 AM

Gonz: darth_badger: Where's that confounded bridge?

This comment made me crunge.


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2013-08-14 09:49:09 AM
"This isn't exactly the Mississippi."

http://www.hulu.com/watch/12925
 
2013-08-14 09:56:10 AM
Wonder if the same peeps will get the 3rd contract?
 
2013-08-14 10:32:56 AM

untaken_name: Gee, a dirt bridge got washed away? Who coulda possibly foreseen that? Oh, it was the second time?
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Candidate for post making the most unnecessary leap to partisan politics?

A winnar is you!

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2013-08-14 11:48:12 AM
The next one will burn down before being washed away.
 
2013-08-14 11:57:43 AM
Warranty?
 
jvl
2013-08-14 12:08:08 PM

GungFu: The Zhaozhou Bridge is the world's oldest open-spandrel stone segmental arch bridge. Credited to the design of a craftsman named Li Chun, the bridge was constructed in the years 595-605 during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Located in the southern part of Hebei Province, it is the oldest standing bridge in China.


It's amazing what hogwash people will believe if you claim Ancient Chinese did it.
 
2013-08-14 12:24:20 PM
static.tvtropes.org

Also approve.
 
2013-08-14 12:26:33 PM
The bridge was made from dirt and rocks. What kind of outragous funding is needed to rebuild it? Seems there are plenty of people needing work, since the bridge was needed for them to go find work. Go pick up the rocks and dredge the dirt washed down stream and plant some damn grass up stream. These people need some bootstrappy get up and go!
 
2013-08-14 12:31:57 PM
Does it even look like they need a bridge there?  You could walk across that stream and drive across it with a 4x4.  I understand that it obviously gets bad in times of rain and subsequent flooding, but you know, maybe just STAY AWAY during those times.
 
2013-08-14 12:40:41 PM

Pangea: untaken_name: Gee, a dirt bridge got washed away? Who coulda possibly foreseen that? Oh, it was the second time?
[images.smh.com.au image 420x300]

Candidate for post making the most unnecessary leap to partisan politics?

A winnar is you!

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Hey, I GIS'd for 'disappointed black guy' and that was the first hotlinkable result. I just go with the flow.
 
2013-08-14 01:21:49 PM
"Nebbi bridge collapses, three days after it's completion completed"

or

"Nebbi bridge collapses, three days after it's its completion"
 
2013-08-14 04:31:35 PM
Well kids, just do whatever it was you did last Thursday to get across.
 
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