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(Yahoo)   So what do the Hindenburg and the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge span have in common?   ( divider line
    More: Fail, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco, Labor Day, Loma Prieta, hydrogen, Department of Transportation, San Francisco-Oakland  
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-30 08:15:41 AM  
6 votes:
If you see either in New Jersey, something has gone horribly wrong.
2013-03-30 01:48:32 AM  
4 votes:
Neither of them have ever been in my kitchen
2013-03-30 02:21:19 AM  
2 votes:
they're both bigger than a bread box?
2013-03-30 01:41:10 AM  
2 votes:
The lowest bidder?
2013-03-30 07:04:44 PM  
1 vote:

legion_of_doo: OscarTamerz: I can't believe they didn't test the bolts before using them in a bridge. Doing random tests on representative samples for quality assurance would be the minimum level of due diligence. When the Brooklyn Bridge was built they let the manufacturer of the wire for the suspension cable choose and submit the samples and they kept resubmitting the same good steel while using inferior steel in the actual cable until they got caught at which time they made them add good steel wire to make up for it.

They said they did a random sample, I think. They didn't test every bolt, but they did test, according to CalTrans.

How legit the sample was (i.e. one bolt, or a statistically representative sample), and if the tests were actually performed or not, that's up to your faith in CalTrans.

So the supplier paid off the contractor and Caltrans. Got it.
2013-03-30 11:40:31 AM  
1 vote:
I don't know, but you can make this anagram from them:

Hydrogen gas in CA burns block in a bad fire, Dan.
2013-03-30 08:05:36 AM  
1 vote:
2013-03-30 06:11:15 AM  
1 vote:
I know, they both have the same number of letters in their name.
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