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(BBC)   Bridge collapse kills 1, hospitalises 2. An ATV hauling 11 people and a trailer were crossing the.... hang on... That ain't a bridge. That's goddamned pre-Columbian art   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2022-01-19 5:25:49 PM  
They should have broken step while ATVing across the bridge
 
2022-01-19 5:27:04 PM  
Seriously, I'm relieved- my first thought was some dingus tried driving across *actual* artifacts, like a Roman aqueduct or somesuch...
 
2022-01-19 5:29:56 PM  

E.S.Q.: Seriously, I'm relieved- my first thought was some dingus tried driving across *actual* artifacts, like a Roman aqueduct or somesuch...


A roman aqueduct can handle an ATV.
 
2022-01-19 5:34:05 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: E.S.Q.: Seriously, I'm relieved- my first thought was some dingus tried driving across *actual* artifacts, like a Roman aqueduct or somesuch...

A roman aqueduct can handle an ATV.


As soon as I can afford an ATV, I intend to drive it to Rome to either validate or repudiate this theory
 
2022-01-19 5:37:17 PM  
FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.
 
2022-01-19 5:41:20 PM  

Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.


An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.
 
2022-01-19 5:42:16 PM  
That thing doesn't look like it could support itself, let alone an extra ton of people and vehicle.
 
2022-01-19 5:47:17 PM  
 
2022-01-19 8:37:25 PM  
Jesus Christ, I wouldn't have even put 11 people on that "bridge" at one time, much less on an ATV WITH A TRAILER
 
2022-01-19 9:20:22 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.


"Shooting party" is a clue
 
2022-01-19 9:26:43 PM  

vudukungfu: AdmirableSnackbar: Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.

"Shooting party" is a clue


Is that a British version of a Lemon Party?
 
2022-01-19 9:39:23 PM  
That thing looks like it was made with some left over ceiling trusses.
 
2022-01-19 9:41:39 PM  
1/11? Darwin is disappointed.

/Guess the grim reaper is busy with all the covidiots.
 
2022-01-19 9:43:07 PM  
I was picturing something a little more historical and not an assembly of old tinker toys.

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2022-01-19 9:43:26 PM  
I'm pretty sure that thing was an obstacle on the 4th season of Survivor.
 
2022-01-19 9:43:28 PM  
I've seen my kid build better bridges in polybridge than that thing, and she's seven.
 
2022-01-19 9:45:11 PM  
Nice Romancing the Stone reference.
 
2022-01-19 9:47:11 PM  
A lot of art is pre-Columbian
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2022-01-19 9:48:48 PM  
Well, now they know the load limit on that bridge.
 
2022-01-19 9:50:01 PM  
The dead and injured guys dumb enough to put that bridge under that load weren't exactly innocent bystanders.
 
2022-01-19 9:50:10 PM  

moothemagiccow: A lot of art is pre-Columbian
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pre-Columboian.
 
2022-01-19 9:51:21 PM  
I'm surprised that bridge could hold up the weight of that bridge.
I would like to see how 11 people fit on an ATV and trailer
 
2022-01-19 9:51:35 PM  
TFA: "We are devastated about what has taken place and fully support the investigation. I ask that people respect our privacy and allow us to grieve in private." Police said the bridge, which was supported by scaffolding, collapsed as 11 people in a "shooting party" were travelling "on private land".

If that's the kind of support they provided for the bridge, the investigation is pretty well and farked already.
 
2022-01-19 9:56:13 PM  
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2022-01-19 9:57:58 PM  
That stream doesn't look very deep. It may have saved lives just wading across.
 
2022-01-19 9:58:38 PM  

Russ1642: The dead and injured guys dumb enough to put that bridge under that load weren't exactly innocent bystanders.


Not sure how you can say that.  It's highly likely that the group guests on the property, come for a day's shooting.  They probably didn't know anything about the bridge until they started across it.
 
2022-01-19 9:59:47 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Nice Romancing the Stone reference.


So old now, anything out of it is obscure. But dang it was full of one liners.
 
2022-01-19 10:00:41 PM  
Not sure how British law works except for the wigs but good luck suing, anybody with two brain cells to rub together who went onto, under or anywhere around that piece of shiat had to know they were assuming a risk.
 
2022-01-19 10:00:44 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking?


"Hold my sherry, dear boy."
 
2022-01-19 10:01:45 PM  

SumoJeb: I'm surprised that bridge could hold up the weight of that bridge.
I would like to see how 11 people fit on an ATV and trailer


I have questions....

1. Why did anybody think it was a good idea to use that bridge for an ATV AND a Trailer, let alone packing it all with 11 people?
2. That fall was all of, what, 4 feet? The victim must have been one slip and fall away from death to perish in that "collapse"
3. You have an ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE. Why not just fjord the "river" that was all of 3 inches deep?
4. Is this where all of the old erector sets went... to build this thing?


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2022-01-19 10:21:30 PM  
Well, that's one person who unfortunately got to meet Kali and Mola Ram in hell.

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Exactly
 
2022-01-19 10:21:33 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: vudukungfu: AdmirableSnackbar: Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.

"Shooting party" is a clue

Is that a British version of a Lemon Party?


First they chase fox then they have fux.
 
2022-01-19 10:26:55 PM  

Katwang: That stream doesn't look very deep. It may have saved lives just wading across.


Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Bridge Fight
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2022-01-19 10:31:42 PM  

LesserEvil: SumoJeb: I'm surprised that bridge could hold up the weight of that bridge.
I would like to see how 11 people fit on an ATV and trailer

I have questions....

1. Why did anybody think it was a good idea to use that bridge for an ATV AND a Trailer, let alone packing it all with 11 people?
2. That fall was all of, what, 4 feet? The victim must have been one slip and fall away from death to perish in that "collapse"
3. You have an ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE. Why not just fjord the "river" that was all of 3 inches deep?
4. Is this where all of the old erector sets went... to build this thing?


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That's a 10 foot drop, but if you hit your head on a rock, it doesn't matter how high drop is, you're a goner.

Good luck bouncing an atm and trailer full of passengers over those rocks as well as climbing both of those steep banks. Maybe a single athletic rider could manage it. An adequate bridge would definitely be the better option if one had been available.
 
2022-01-19 10:31:50 PM  

princhester: Russ1642: The dead and injured guys dumb enough to put that bridge under that load weren't exactly innocent bystanders.

Not sure how you can say that.  It's highly likely that the group guests on the property, come for a day's shooting.  They probably didn't know anything about the bridge until they started across it.


Why would a group of blind people be on a hunting trip?
 
2022-01-19 10:39:13 PM  

LesserEvil: SumoJeb: I'm surprised that bridge could hold up the weight of that bridge.
I would like to see how 11 people fit on an ATV and trailer

I have questions....

1. Why did anybody think it was a good idea to use that bridge for an ATV AND a Trailer, let alone packing it all with 11 people?
2. That fall was all of, what, 4 feet? The victim must have been one slip and fall away from death to perish in that "collapse"
3. You have an ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE. Why not just fjord the "river" that was all of 3 inches deep?
4. Is this where all of the old erector sets went... to build this thing?


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Regarding your second query: I suspect the death was caused by the human neck being a very poor load-bearing structure between the weight of an ATV and a rocky river bottom.
 
2022-01-19 10:39:39 PM  

Arkanaut: Well, now they know the load limit on that bridge.


As the legends foretold...

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2022-01-19 10:43:45 PM  

E.S.Q.: ThomasPaineTrain: E.S.Q.: Seriously, I'm relieved- my first thought was some dingus tried driving across *actual* artifacts, like a Roman aqueduct or somesuch...

A roman aqueduct can handle an ATV.

As soon as I can afford an ATV, I intend to drive it to Rome to either validate or repudiate this theory


Remember, if you hear a policeman yelling something like "Vai via dal cazzo", it just means they want you to do a wheelie.
 
2022-01-19 10:48:24 PM  
Alcohol may have been a factor. I don't care that they were old men. Alcohol, guns, hunting, it's a British tradition!
 
2022-01-19 10:50:41 PM  
CSB:  I had reason to be in our local ER on the Fourth of July last summer, why is not important.  With the exception of one OD, I was they only person there during my five-hour stay who wasn't injured in an ATV or motorcycle mishap.  There were whole extended families with multiple injured parties.
 
2022-01-19 10:57:27 PM  

GloomCookie613: AdmirableSnackbar: vudukungfu: AdmirableSnackbar: Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.

"Shooting party" is a clue

Is that a British version of a Lemon Party?

First they chase fox then they have fux.


Do they tally hoes or just use a guesstimate?
 
2022-01-19 11:20:10 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.


They were older people. 150lbs of beef jerky weighs less than 150lbs of raw beef, that's why they thought they could make it.
 
2022-01-19 11:44:15 PM  

Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.


Maybe, maybe not. The safe thing would have been to have the passengers dismount, drive the ATV and trailer across, have the passengers walk over in groups of 4-8, mount up on the other side, and go on their way.

I'm guessing they've had other groups who rode the trailer over the bridge, but this time they had 2-3 passengers too many. Or one American too many.
 
2022-01-19 11:46:17 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I was picturing something a little more historical and not an assembly of old tinker toys.

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That bridge has been there so long, you can see the wheel ruts left on the stones.
 
2022-01-19 11:47:33 PM  

Arkanaut: Well, now they know the load limit on that bridge.


So, Calvin's dad gets hired to rebuild it???
 
2022-01-19 11:48:11 PM  
At least they weren't hauling nitroglycerine.
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2022-01-20 12:02:28 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I was picturing something a little more historical and not an assembly of old tinker toys.

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That is beautiful.
 
2022-01-20 12:03:54 AM  

Boojum2k: GloomCookie613: AdmirableSnackbar: vudukungfu: AdmirableSnackbar: Wanebo: FTFA
"We are supporting the families of those involved and working with partners to establish what caused the bridge to collapse."

There was a set of painters scaffolding that was holding up the center of what looks to be about a 20' long bridge that is now twisted and collapsed to one side.

WTF do you think caused the bridge to collapse? That scaffolding isn't meant to hold up to ATV's driving on it.

An ATV pulling a trailer with 11 total people on it...across that "bridge?" The fark were they thinking? They were definitely old enough to know better, too.

"Shooting party" is a clue

Is that a British version of a Lemon Party?

First they chase fox then they have fux.

Do they tally hoes or just use a guesstimate?


Depends how drunk they get.
 
2022-01-20 12:58:37 AM  

Russ1642: princhester: Russ1642: The dead and injured guys dumb enough to put that bridge under that load weren't exactly innocent bystanders.

Not sure how you can say that.  It's highly likely that the group guests on the property, come for a day's shooting.  They probably didn't know anything about the bridge until they started across it.

Why would a group of blind people be on a hunting trip?


Dick Cheney needed more targets?
 
2022-01-20 1:07:14 AM  

Russ1642: Why would a group of blind people be on a hunting trip?


I doubt they were blind, but unlike you they probably didn't have x-ray vision.  If the vehicle approached the bridge from relatively straight on, they would only have been able to see the deck.  They would have had no idea what was holding the bridge up.  Could have been solid as a rock under there.  Plus in a trailer many of them probably had seats sitting sideways or backwards.

Or maybe you don't have x-ray vision - maybe you stop before each bridge you come to, get out, and have a look at the structure from the side before you go over it.

Or maybe you are an idiot who can do an impersonation of wisdom, as long as you are given plenty of hindsight.
 
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