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(TwinCities.com)   If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would the city make it illegal?   (twincities.com) divider line
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2226 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Aug 2022 at 5:28 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-16 5:30:26 PM  
SHARK!
 
2022-08-16 5:33:05 PM  
"And you can tell Rolling Stone magazine that my last words were... I'm on drugs!"

*Jumps off roof bridge*
 
2022-08-16 5:37:22 PM  
Safety nazis!!!!
 
2022-08-16 5:41:09 PM  
Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.
 
2022-08-16 5:42:01 PM  
Yep.  Because eventually someone gets hurt and they or their family sue the city.  Stupid rules come about due to stupid people and liability.
 
2022-08-16 5:42:51 PM  
Not if I made friends with everyone on the city council.

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2022-08-16 5:43:55 PM  
I'll go ahead and be that guy - considering the height and what's possibly below them that there's no way you are gonna see from up there?  They have a point about banning it.  Jumping into water that was clear enough to see what was what?  Maybe.  No idea?  Umm fark no
 
2022-08-16 5:48:37 PM  
The Saints won't stand for this!
 
2022-08-16 5:49:51 PM  

DigitalDirt: Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.


Nothing ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
 
2022-08-16 5:50:24 PM  
When I lived in Austin idiots would jump off this bridge without checking to see if any watercraft were coming.  Back in my weed smoking days I liked to get high and canoe there and several times jumpers would land a foot from the canoe having jumped without looking.

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Hmm thought there'd be more stories but only found this one.  Not sure why the reporter sounds so suprised.
 
2022-08-16 5:50:51 PM  

Fano: DigitalDirt: Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.

Nothing ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge


Came here to say that.
 
2022-08-16 5:52:18 PM  
Any numbers on people injured or killed?  Or is it more of a "we don't want a liability suit to come up"?
 
2022-08-16 5:54:06 PM  

rnatalie: Fano: DigitalDirt: Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.

Nothing ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge

Came here to say that.


Pass the biscuits, please.
 
2022-08-16 5:57:12 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: I'll go ahead and be that guy - considering the height and what's possibly below them that there's no way you are gonna see from up there?  They have a point about banning it.  Jumping into water that was clear enough to see what was what?  Maybe.  No idea?  Umm fark no


Yeah I think it's somewhat justified here. It's a legitimate public safety issue.
 
2022-08-16 5:58:50 PM  

poorjon: "And you can tell Rolling Stone magazine that my last words were... I'm on drugs!"

*Jumps off roof bridge*


According to Crowe, Bobby Plant actually did say that "golden god" line
 
2022-08-16 6:09:50 PM  
I've jumped from there a number of times, also from this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Line_Bridge and a couple of others in mpls, good times... lived through it all!
 
2022-08-16 6:14:52 PM  
I jumped off that bridge - and my friends did too. It's a supercool bridge
 
2022-08-16 6:14:53 PM  
If there's one thing people obey, it's rules about jumping off things
 
2022-08-16 6:17:03 PM  
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Last Thursday evening.
 
2022-08-16 6:17:36 PM  
CSB:  When I was a teenager I actually did jump off a bridge because all my friends were doing it.  I still haven't told my kid, and he's well over 20 now.
 
2022-08-16 6:19:09 PM  
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2022-08-16 6:20:50 PM  
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2022-08-16 6:25:12 PM  
Hey, my hometown!
 
2022-08-16 6:28:21 PM  
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2022-08-16 6:34:12 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: I'll go ahead and be that guy - considering the height and what's possibly below them that there's no way you are gonna see from up there?  They have a point about banning it.  Jumping into water that was clear enough to see what was what?  Maybe.  No idea?  Umm fark no


Transparent water is a foreign concept in Minnesota. I was SCUBA certified when I moved here, but I took one look at the 10,000 muddy lakes and sold my gear :-P
 
2022-08-16 6:43:17 PM  

R.O.U.S: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: I'll go ahead and be that guy - considering the height and what's possibly below them that there's no way you are gonna see from up there?  They have a point about banning it.  Jumping into water that was clear enough to see what was what?  Maybe.  No idea?  Umm fark no

Transparent water is a foreign concept in Minnesota. I was SCUBA certified when I moved here, but I took one look at the 10,000 muddy lakes and sold my gear :-P


C'mon, you don't like getting silted out by default?
 
2022-08-16 6:52:40 PM  
What if I agree to only jump off the bridge with an AR-15 all modded out?
 
2022-08-16 6:54:10 PM  
Friends?
 
2022-08-16 6:59:50 PM  

R.O.U.S: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: I'll go ahead and be that guy - considering the height and what's possibly below them that there's no way you are gonna see from up there?  They have a point about banning it.  Jumping into water that was clear enough to see what was what?  Maybe.  No idea?  Umm fark no

Transparent water is a foreign concept in Minnesota. I was SCUBA certified when I moved here, but I took one look at the 10,000 muddy lakes and sold my gear :-P


Half the year the water is so opaque you can literally walk and drive on it. Definitely wouldn't dive at that time. Fish, yes.
 
2022-08-16 7:00:28 PM  

R.O.U.S: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: I'll go ahead and be that guy - considering the height and what's possibly below them that there's no way you are gonna see from up there?  They have a point about banning it.  Jumping into water that was clear enough to see what was what?  Maybe.  No idea?  Umm fark no

Transparent water is a foreign concept in Minnesota. I was SCUBA certified when I moved here, but I took one look at the 10,000 muddy lakes and sold my gear :-P


No doubt, I knew a Navy diver that grew up down that way.  He said just about anywhere else that had the other dudes complaining he'd be the one going, "What?  This isn't THAT bad c'mon..."

/until he hit seriously rough undersea currents
//those he said were a bit terrifying
///but visibility?  Pssh whatever
 
2022-08-16 7:10:41 PM  
Amateur...

Cliff jump COLLISION 50 feet on to boat.
Youtube rGDWyCiS5Wk
 
2022-08-16 7:45:39 PM  

Abox: When I lived in Austin idiots would jump off this bridge without checking to see if any watercraft were coming.  Back in my weed smoking days I liked to get high and canoe there and several times jumpers would land a foot from the canoe having jumped without looking.

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Hmm thought there'd be more stories but only found this one.  Not sure why the reporter sounds so suprised.


Oh, they were looking.  They were just trying to piss you off.
 
2022-08-16 7:47:09 PM  

LoneVVolf: Amateur...

[YouTube video: Cliff jump COLLISION 50 feet on to boat.]


That's gonna leave an impression.
 
2022-08-16 8:31:11 PM  

Raoul Eaton: CSB:  When I was a teenager I actually did jump off a bridge because all my friends were doing it.  I still haven't told my kid, and he's well over 20 now.


Imagine the things your kid hasn't told you!
 
2022-08-16 8:57:18 PM  
It's a matter of class. When working class people do it it's dangerous and deadly. When middle class people do the same thing it's called wild swimming and is fun, refreshing and healthy.
 
2022-08-16 9:31:04 PM  

big pig peaches: Abox: When I lived in Austin idiots would jump off this bridge without checking to see if any watercraft were coming.  Back in my weed smoking days I liked to get high and canoe there and several times jumpers would land a foot from the canoe having jumped without looking.

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Hmm thought there'd be more stories but only found this one.  Not sure why the reporter sounds so suprised.

Oh, they were looking.  They were just trying to piss you off.


Doubtful, we were coming from under the bridge so they'd be airborne before we were even visible.
 
2022-08-16 9:48:05 PM  

willabr: I've jumped from there a number of times, also from this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Line_Bridge and a couple of others in mpls, good times... lived through it all!


Not anymore!
 
2022-08-16 9:49:45 PM  
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2022-08-16 9:50:39 PM  
FARK YOU!
 
2022-08-16 9:53:18 PM  

LoneVVolf: Amateur...

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Youch.

/why does this stuff seem to always happen at desert lakes.
 
2022-08-17 12:08:50 AM  
They could try I suppose.
 
2022-08-17 12:27:54 AM  

DigitalDirt: Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.


Wasn't a paywall for me. I submitted a bogus email address and it let me in.
 
2022-08-17 12:29:03 AM  

willabr: I've jumped from there a number of times, also from this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Line_Bridge and a couple of others in mpls, good times... lived through it all!


Survivorship bias is a hell of a drug.
 
2022-08-17 12:31:49 AM  

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Oh, no! The evil of *checks notes* making up an obviously fake email address. The horrors!
 
2022-08-17 1:05:51 AM  

meanmutton: chapmangregio: [Fark user image image 850x637]

Oh, no! The evil of *checks notes* making up an obviously fake email address. The horrors!


I didn't know to do that.  Thank you.
 
2022-08-17 1:08:47 AM  

Gordon Bennett: It's a matter of class. When working class people do it it's dangerous and deadly. When middle class people do the same thing it's called wild swimming and is fun, refreshing and healthy.


Personally I just go with "farking stupid" in both cases, but hey I'm a simple kinda individual
 
2022-08-17 1:10:59 AM  
Has anyone been injured, died or needed rescuing?  If not, why fix something that isn't broken?
 
2022-08-17 1:51:46 AM  

chapmangregio: Has anyone been injured, died or needed rescuing?  If not, why fix something that isn't broken?


Reasons and such as.
 
2022-08-17 5:41:23 AM  

meanmutton: DigitalDirt: Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.

Wasn't a paywall for me. I submitted a bogus email address and it let me in.


I should not have to submit anything, FARK is failing.
 
2022-08-17 6:25:18 AM  

DigitalDirt: meanmutton: DigitalDirt: Paywall and wont open in incognito mode, thanks for submitting a crappy link.

Wasn't a paywall for me. I submitted a bogus email address and it let me in.

I should not have to submit anything, FARK is failing.


Didn't have to submit anything, just opened to the article.  Possibly script suppressors and such got it?  Mongo dunno
 
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