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2014-07-09 01:41:55 PM  
I call bullshiat, he's a short little runt. He must be wearing lifts.
 
2014-07-09 02:02:28 PM  
Did those bridge engineers used to work for the European Space Agency designing Mars rovers?
 
2014-07-09 02:27:44 PM  
moving/building a new port is the cheapest option, so they wont pick that one ...
 
2014-07-09 03:21:39 PM  
The Skyway was designed before cruise ships blew up to hold fatter passengers.
 
2014-07-09 03:22:40 PM  

gopher321: Did those bridge engineers used to work for the European Space Agency designing Mars rovers?


Did you bother to read the article?

Answer:   No, you didn't.
 
2014-07-09 03:22:57 PM  
Take on more ballast.....

I'll only take 1% of the cost of building a new bridge or port as my compensation.

Youre welcome.
 
2014-07-09 03:27:08 PM  
Here's a very simple option. Don't make ships that's too big to fit under modern day bridges. Easy peasy. Oh wait that made too much sense. It'll never happen.
 
2014-07-09 03:27:10 PM  
I didn't think sea level rise had gotten that bad.
 
2014-07-09 03:27:39 PM  

Giltric: Take on more ballast.....

I'll only take 1% of the cost of building a new bridge or port as my compensation.

Youre welcome.


You're a god damn genius! This is the most outstanding answer I have ever heard. You must have a goddamn I.Q. of 160. You are goddamn gifted.
 
2014-07-09 03:27:40 PM  

Giltric: Take on more ballast.....

I'll only take 1% of the cost of building a new bridge or port as my compensation.

Youre welcome.


I don't know man... Those ships are already under a lot of strain from all the obese Americans clogging up the buffet line on their hover rounds.
 
2014-07-09 03:27:49 PM  
Repeat
 
2014-07-09 03:29:29 PM  

Giltric: Take on more ballast.....

I'll only take 1% of the cost of building a new bridge or port as my compensation.

Youre welcome.


The difference is in who pays.

More ballast is more time, effort, cost (more fuel to move the extra weight), for the cruise ship company.

All of the other options come out of the tax payer's pocket.

Cruise lines have lobbyists.  Tax payers, ironically enough, don't.
 
2014-07-09 03:29:35 PM  
Hire the captain of this, he made it a lot shorter...

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2014-07-09 03:31:11 PM  
// quick google researching

This iteration of the bridge was built in 1987 (26 years ago).

The newest cruise ships are bigger.

Maybe cruise ship designers should make sure their ships fit the existing infrastructure. I mean ... did we really need BIGGER cruise ships?

// the cruise ship terminal on my home island makes the buildings look ridiculous by comparison
www.bellavista-bnb.com
 
2014-07-09 03:31:34 PM  
Construction of the Sunshine Skyway began in 1982.  Cruise ships were significantly smaller at that time.

One more vote to move the port to the other side of the bridge.  Then you never have to worry about raising the height of the bridge yet again and you don't have to deal with large freight trucks huffing and puffing with the greater change in elevation.
 
2014-07-09 03:32:01 PM  
if it is hitting the top of the smokestacks, how about you make them retractable like one of these neat collapsing drinking cups? It can't be that easy?

But yeah, don't fix the ship. Build a new $2 billion dollar bridge.
 
2014-07-09 03:32:13 PM  
Forget New Orleans.
wwwdelivery.superstock.com
 
2014-07-09 03:32:18 PM  
Just build a dip into the ocean so the boat can go under.

Or time it with a wave.
 
2014-07-09 03:34:09 PM  

Rigby-Reardon: Just build a dip into the ocean so the boat can go under.

Or time it with a wave.


I like it.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-09 03:38:41 PM  
Wait for low tide?
Flashing "Limbo" sign on the bridge?
 
2014-07-09 03:57:13 PM  
I heard an article on NPR last year, stating how some ports were debating whether to accomodate the newer deep water freighters. Same goes for cruise ships.They're just getting too big. Heck, they're having the capacity upwards of an aircraft carrier, what do you expect? I bet the logistics are horrendous. If anything goes wrong, it's almost as bad as a Bangladeshi ferry going down. Rated for 200, but carrying 1100.
 
2014-07-10 12:33:42 AM  

MBooda: Forget New Orleans.
[wwwdelivery.superstock.com image 350x233]


Why? Their cruise ship dock is downstream from the bridge.
 
2014-07-11 09:19:26 AM  

SpaceBison: MBooda: Forget New Orleans.
[wwwdelivery.superstock.com image 350x233]

Why? Their cruise ship dock is downstream from the bridge.


Yes. Dock, singular.
 
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