Originally Posted by crhilton
I love the second question: "Will the bridge be safe?" No, we're intentionally building it to be a death trap!
LOL! I'm sure they get asked that question constantly, so they need to deal with it.
BTW, there are dozens of abandoned rail bridges near where I live. Some of these bridges have been out of service for decades, and they are still as solid as the proverbial brick shipyard. These old bridges were built to handle the weight of monster sized steam locomotives. In addition, the engineers who designed them didn't have modern materials, or access to computer models, so they over-built the crap out of them. I'm sure you could cut half the steel out of these bridges, and they'd still be able to support the combined weight of Oprah and Rosie -- jumping up and down in unison.
Last edited by Fissile; 04-13-09 at 07:04 AM.