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(Yahoo)   Want to buy a Pennsylvania bridge? How about 11 of them?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 17
    More: Strange, Pennsylvania, PennDOT, lead paint, spans, National Register of Historic Places  
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2014-07-22 01:32:51 PM  
I'm not falling for that one again.
 
2014-07-22 05:19:47 PM  
I don't buy bridges, I burn them.
 
2014-07-22 05:19:53 PM  
Joke's on them.

All of Pennsylvania has been up for sale for YEARS now.   Just ask the suits in Harrisburg...
 
2014-07-22 05:29:08 PM  
At least this is not selling things and allowing someone to set up a huge toll that will raise many times the sale price like so many infrastructure sales recently.  I am sick and tired of hearing of a toll road or toll bridge being sold to someone to fix a short term revenue hole (leaving the same hole next year) that allows someone to screw everyone over for decades to come with ridiculous tolls.
 
2014-07-22 05:31:48 PM  
haha historic Pennsylvania bridge over a dry creek bed on a prominent republican's ranch
 
2014-07-22 05:32:52 PM  
Bridges here are mostly one-of-a-kind, especially in Pgh. Architects and engineers from all over the world came here back in the day to try out their ideas.
 
2014-07-22 05:42:43 PM  
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Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.
 
2014-07-22 05:49:20 PM  
art suckewer sounds like a douche.
 
2014-07-22 05:53:41 PM  

aerojockey: Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.


Ah, bridge to nowhere. A classic.
 
2014-07-22 06:12:32 PM  

lindalouwho: aerojockey: Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.

Ah, bridge to nowhere. A classic.


That's one of those Pittsburgh things--build a bridge to keep you safe from chunks falling off the bridge above!
 
2014-07-22 06:25:42 PM  

wherenow: lindalouwho: aerojockey: Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.

Ah, bridge to nowhere. A classic.

That's one of those Pittsburgh things--build a bridge to keep you safe from chunks falling off the bridge above!


Yep. I'm a yinzer too ;-)
 
2014-07-22 06:31:03 PM  

wherenow: lindalouwho: aerojockey: Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.

Ah, bridge to nowhere. A classic.

That's one of those Pittsburgh things--build a bridge to keep you safe from chunks falling off the bridge above!


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Little known fact: duct tape even repairs bridges.
 
2014-07-22 06:38:17 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: wherenow: lindalouwho: aerojockey: Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.

Ah, bridge to nowhere. A classic.

That's one of those Pittsburgh things--build a bridge to keep you safe from chunks falling off the bridge above!

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Little known fact: duct tape even repairs bridges.


No, no, it's like The Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it binds the universe together.
 
2014-07-22 07:05:32 PM  
PennDOT is trying to save bridges on the National Register of Historic Places that are not up to the demands of modern traffic.

Why are they trying to save them?
 
2014-07-22 07:49:05 PM  

wherenow: lindalouwho: aerojockey: Here, take this one.  We'll pay you.

Ah, bridge to nowhere. A classic.

That's one of those Pittsburgh things--build a bridge to keep you safe from chunks falling off the bridge above!


There are many, many wonderful things about Pittsburgh, but this is definitely not one of them.  Last summer in Los Angeles they replaced the Mulholland Drive bridge over 405 in a weekend.  This baby is going to take a whole week just to bring down, and more than a year to replace.
 
2014-07-22 10:18:38 PM  
Is the bridge more than the governor?
 
2014-07-23 08:44:37 AM  
FTFC:

"The catch is that the buyer must reuse the bridge somewhere else and is responsible for all associated costs.

"They can't be sold for scrap," Erin Waters-Trasatt, a PennDOT spokeswoman, said on Monday. "They need to be rehabilitated and preserved."

Any bridges that fail to sell will be demolished to make way for new spans, Waters-Trasatt said.

Only in Pennsylvania will a demand to reuse a bridge be made, but if it doesn't sell, it will be demolished, AND SOLD FOR SCRAP. "

I farking hate this state.
 
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