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(The Detroit_News)   How bad is the infrastructure in Detroit? It's so bad that a man fell 15 feet through a footbridge and onto the Lodge Freeway (with vertigo-inducing footbridge hole picture included)   (detroitnews.com) divider line
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2022-05-17 12:07:44 PM  
Is wile e coyote in Detroit?
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2022-05-17 12:42:06 PM  
"I'm a giant walking bruise right now," Hydes said.

On the plus side you'll never have to walk anywhere again after the huge payout coming your way.
 
2022-05-17 1:06:52 PM  
I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive
 
2022-05-17 1:07:55 PM  
As for Hydes, he said that after he fell through the concrete, he got up and informed police of the issue before continuing on to the game. Hydes eventually went to the hospital a few days later.

This guy is a FAN. My (Texas Rangers) cap off to you, sir.
 
2022-05-17 1:07:55 PM  
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
 
2022-05-17 1:08:31 PM  
Serves him right for walking like he's better than me
 
2022-05-17 1:13:51 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive


Bruh
 
2022-05-17 1:14:12 PM  
I wonder if pants full of feces would cushion the fall. Like a natural airbag, but poo.
 
2022-05-17 1:14:14 PM  

StevieRayPalpatine: As for Hydes, he said that after he fell through the concrete, he got up and informed police of the issue before continuing on to the game. Hydes eventually went to the hospital a few days later.

This guy is a FAN. My (Texas Rangers) cap off to you, sir.


Yeah but that might have been a mistake. You really gotta sell it and go get those back/neck x-rays immediately.
 
2022-05-17 1:16:19 PM  
I find it hard to believe that guy's first call wasn't to a lawyer.
 
2022-05-17 1:16:40 PM  
"The Spruce pedestrian bridge was built in 1953 and based on its age and condition, it is on a yearly detailed bridge inspection that is due this month," spokeswoman Diane Cross said.

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The morning news showed the underside of that bridge. It hasn't been inspected since it was built.
 
2022-05-17 1:17:40 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: StevieRayPalpatine: As for Hydes, he said that after he fell through the concrete, he got up and informed police of the issue before continuing on to the game. Hydes eventually went to the hospital a few days later.

This guy is a FAN. My (Texas Rangers) cap off to you, sir.

Yeah but that might have been a mistake. You really gotta sell it and go get those back/neck x-rays immediately.


True. For health reasons and the guy may have himself walked away (pun intended) from a nice payday. That's a hardcore fan.
 
2022-05-17 1:18:31 PM  
I've had this irrational fear for years, especially given the fact my walk from a bus stop to my doctor's office involves walking on an overpass over an Interstate.  So now I guess it's not so irrational after all.
 
2022-05-17 1:18:51 PM  
What am I looking at? Are the trees coming up from the below places? Did From Soft build this city?

We sure didn't build it with rock and roll.
 
2022-05-17 1:19:37 PM  
As for Hydes, he said that after he fell through the concrete, he got up and informed police of the issue

the bridge was still open for the public to use as of Sunday May 15. It wasn't until the Detroit News reached out to the Michigan Department of Transportation about Hydes's story that MDOT was made aware of the problem.


ACAB. ALL.
 
2022-05-17 1:21:21 PM  
As for Hydes, he said that after he fell through the concrete, he got up and informed police of the issue before continuing on to the game. Hydes eventually went to the hospital a few days later.

Oh, HELL no. Call me the ambulance. It amazes me the things people do after they get hurt, and the range of things. Some guys get a paper cut and want a trip to a farking trauma center. Other guys traumatically amputate a finger and drive themselves back home before calling it in and going to a hospital.

"I'm a giant walking bruise right now," Hydes said.

I hope that's all it is.
 
2022-05-17 1:21:39 PM  

kb7rky: JESUS farkING CHRIST


And Christ cried out "oh God yes!!!"
 
2022-05-17 1:22:20 PM  

Optimus Primate: I find it hard to believe that guy's first call wasn't to a lawyer.


Perhaps it's because he IS a lawyer.

Another fun fact:  this is the guy who caught Pujols' record hit baseball and refused to sell it, donate it to the HOF, etc.

IIRC, he said he'd give it to Pujols for a handshake, but ultimately Pujols wasn't that interested in it.
 
2022-05-17 1:22:32 PM  
did his team win that day? because if they did, he has to now drop through the hole before every game
 
2022-05-17 1:22:34 PM  
I'm amazed that he walked away. He would not have. The smart move is always to go to the hospital. No game is worth it. He could have had internal injuries. He could have died that night in his sleep. I'm glad he is OK and I hope he gets a large settlement. This is Detroit, though, so he may just get whatever they have in their budget. He may be able to afford a band aid.
 
2022-05-17 1:25:08 PM  
On the plus side, he missed a Tigers game.
 
2022-05-17 1:25:15 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive



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2022-05-17 1:25:53 PM  

Texas Gabe: kb7rky: JESUS farkING CHRIST

And Christ cried out "oh God yes!!!"


...walked right into another one...
 
2022-05-17 1:26:55 PM  
Do not look at the underside of that pedestrian bridge on street view... it looks like they use plywood and 2x4s to stop concrete from falling onto the highway.
 
2022-05-17 1:27:23 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: did his team win that day? because if they did, he has to now drop through the hole before every game


They did not. They were in the midst of a 3-16 stretch. They did win the next day, though. And lost also (doubleheader).
 
2022-05-17 1:28:08 PM  
I would have just become lodged in the hole.  Being fat saves lives people.
 
2022-05-17 1:28:44 PM  

JimmySlicings: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive


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bad sweater + strange bangs = not even on a Tuesday

that's a problem which problems more than you can problem
 
2022-05-17 1:29:57 PM  
This is the same guy that kept Pujols' 2000 RBI a few years back. Something about this sounds...... Fishy.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/05/15/sons-death-tigers-fan-pujols-baseball/3683988002/
 
2022-05-17 1:33:28 PM  

great_tigers: This is the same guy that kept Pujols' 2000 RBI a few years back. Something about this sounds...... Fishy.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/05/15/sons-death-tigers-fan-pujols-baseball/3683988002/


He's an ANTIFA super soldier who hates America's Pastime
 
2022-05-17 1:40:44 PM  

great_tigers: This is the same guy that kept Pujols' 2000 RBI a few years back. Something about this sounds...... Fishy.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/05/15/sons-death-tigers-fan-pujols-baseball/3683988002/


How is it fishy?
Because he wouldn't get swindled out of a stupid baseball?
 
2022-05-17 1:43:42 PM  
This is the image I'll now use to explain what spalling is:
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2022-05-17 1:45:54 PM  

great_tigers: This is the same guy that kept Pujols' 2000 RBI a few years back. Something about this sounds...... Fishy.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/05/15/sons-death-tigers-fan-pujols-baseball/3683988002/


Man who lives close enough to walk to the game might go to enough games to catch a milestone ball? Yes, definitely fishy.
 
2022-05-17 1:46:41 PM  

jon787: Do not look at the underside of that pedestrian bridge on street view... it looks like they use plywood and 2x4s to stop concrete from falling onto the highway.


Sweet jebus - you weren't kidding.   That's terrifying.


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2022-05-17 1:46:55 PM  

Walker: "I'm a giant walking bruise right now," Hydes said.

On the plus side you'll never have to walk anywhere again after the huge payout coming your way.



Two problems:
1. Sovereign Immunity.
2. If Detroit lets you sue, they have no money. Maybe they will issue you some grade F bonds.
 
2022-05-17 1:49:30 PM  
CSB: There was a traffic/pedestrian bridge from West Philly that merged into South street. I walked across it a number of times, and it was scary-could see the traffic below through the broken concrete, felt the aggressive sway, prayed every time I'd get across alive. Had nightmares about that for years. After several large chunks of the bridge hit cars, the city thought it was time to fix it-I think it was so bad, the whole thing had to be replaced.
 
2022-05-17 1:51:12 PM  

Shryke: Walker: "I'm a giant walking bruise right now," Hydes said.

On the plus side you'll never have to walk anywhere again after the huge payout coming your way.


Two problems:
1. Sovereign Immunity.
2. If Detroit lets you sue, they have no money. Maybe they will issue you some grade F bonds.


It's a bridge over a state highway, so it's almost certainly a state-owned bridge. The state of Michigan will be the lucky defendant.
 
2022-05-17 1:51:58 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive


I think we need to start a Go Fund Me to get this guy some glasses.
 
2022-05-17 1:52:06 PM  

Osama bin Limbaugh: This is the image I'll now use to explain what spalling is:
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Yep. That looks a whole lot like what I was describing.
 
2022-05-17 1:56:12 PM  

great_tigers: This is the same guy that kept Pujols' 2000 RBI a few years back. Something about this sounds...... Fishy.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/05/15/sons-death-tigers-fan-pujols-baseball/3683988002/


Why?  This pedestrian bridge is on the way to the stadium, which is where he was headed at the time.  He has season tickets.

/this is all in the farking article
 
2022-05-17 1:56:54 PM  
Well looks like they put up cones and reinforced it with plywood, problem solved!
 
2022-05-17 1:59:02 PM  

wxboy: Shryke: Walker: "I'm a giant walking bruise right now," Hydes said.

On the plus side you'll never have to walk anywhere again after the huge payout coming your way.


Two problems:
1. Sovereign Immunity.
2. If Detroit lets you sue, they have no money. Maybe they will issue you some grade F bonds.

It's a bridge over a state highway, so it's almost certainly a state-owned bridge. The state of Michigan will be the lucky defendant.


States also enjoy sovereign immunity.
 
2022-05-17 2:02:33 PM  

Shryke: wxboy: Shryke: Walker: "I'm a giant walking bruise right now," Hydes said.

On the plus side you'll never have to walk anywhere again after the huge payout coming your way.


Two problems:
1. Sovereign Immunity.
2. If Detroit lets you sue, they have no money. Maybe they will issue you some grade F bonds.

It's a bridge over a state highway, so it's almost certainly a state-owned bridge. The state of Michigan will be the lucky defendant.

States also enjoy sovereign immunity.


But you can, in fact, sue them (and cities too) and usually they pay out.
 
2022-05-17 2:08:07 PM  
is he a little teapot?
 
2022-05-17 2:14:59 PM  

Geotpf: But you can, in fact, sue them (and cities too) and usually they pay out


They have to allow you to do so.
 
2022-05-17 2:15:57 PM  
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2022-05-17 2:18:03 PM  

Geotpf: great_tigers: This is the same guy that kept Pujols' 2000 RBI a few years back. Something about this sounds...... Fishy.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2019/05/15/sons-death-tigers-fan-pujols-baseball/3683988002/

Why?  This pedestrian bridge is on the way to the stadium, which is where he was headed at the time.  He has season tickets.

/this is all in the farking article


The linked article is not the original FYI. This is the original: https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/05/man-falls-through-footbridge-lands-on-lodge-freeway-while-walking-to-tigers-game.html

Further, three years ago the guy made a huge stink about wanting to keep the baseball that Pujols' hit. He biatched and moaned about how poorly the Tigers organization treated him after asking for the ball. He was so "distraught" that he left the game early. His reasoning was he wanted to "spend time" with the ball in memory of his son who tragically passed away at the age of two.

Afterwards he donated the ball but wanted it done in memory of his son and some other bull shiat. He was looking for unrealistic compensation then and it doesn't sound like much has changed. If the Tigers had treated him so poorly, why did he remain a season ticket holder?

The man is a lawyer. He should have an inkling of what to do when in an injury situation. In his statement he references cops not doing anything about the fall. He doesn't go to a hospital until days after the fall and now is asking for money to help with bills. I guess if I fell 15 feet onto a freeway, I'd likely suffer worse injuries, need to be sooner than a few days later and then not make an issue about it to the papers.

One thing of note, is currently Michigan is in a gubernatorial election year. Gretchen Whitmer's campaign promise was to fix the damn roads. In many cases, little work has been done to improve upon Michigan's infrastructure. I don't believe that this story is a direct connection to the "damn roads" now, but could easily become an example.

Sometimes, people just like to be in the limelight....
 
2022-05-17 2:24:45 PM  
great_tigers:

The man is a lawyer. He should have an inkling of what to do when in an injury situation. In his statement he references cops not doing anything about the fall. He doesn't go to a hospital until days after the fall and now is asking for money to help with bills. I guess if I fell 15 feet onto a freeway, I'd likely suffer worse injuries, need to be sooner than a few days later and then not make an issue about it to the papers.

If he was in sound mind, he would have gone straight to a doctor.  But he wasn't of sound mind, because he just fell 15 feet, so he automatically went about his business (going to the ballgame, during which he said he didn't remember much).  There are plenty of times when somebody gets head trauma but continues doing routine business like getting dressed for work or making breakfast.  If you had season tickets, going to a ballgame would be in that part of the automatic mind as well.
 
2022-05-17 2:28:53 PM  

Habitual Cynic: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive

I think we need to start a Go Fund Me to get this guy some glasses.


She has this naughty cougar thing going on, and she's in a position of power. What do you want from me?  We all have a type.
 
2022-05-17 2:29:40 PM  

JimmySlicings: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I could fill that pothole in with the erection I have for Gretchen Whitmer
/what can I say?
//I find her extremely attractive


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I'm going to fap to this story later.
 
2022-05-17 2:39:50 PM  
You just put a bridge under the bridge to catch the falling concrete people.

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