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    First the dam repair that seems to be 3 months over deadline, now this.....

    http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-d...ge_its_cl.html

    So glad I am at a different shop now, the previous shop is located right next to this bridge. This will definitely affect the shops directly in town.
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    that's one of the problems with bridges like those.
    there's no redundancy to keep the bridge up when there's damage to the bridge structure.

    btw... how do you manage to crash on a bridge like that?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    that's one of the problems with bridges like those.
    there's no redundancy to keep the bridge up when there's damage to the bridge structure.

    btw... how do you manage to crash on a bridge like that?
    Wet conditions and bald tires, apparently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Wet conditions and bald tires, apparently...
    "... police charged Christian with driving on bald tires." Wonder if the penalty will be better or worse than what the yogurt thrower got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    "... police charged Christian with driving on bald tires." Wonder if the penalty will be better or worse than what the yogurt thrower got.
    Image the yogurt ON the bald tyres! Oh the humanity!

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    I hate those open grate bridges. They offer almost no surface area to get traction on, and pose a huge hazard if a cyclist should go down on one. They need to put a proper surface on every one of them. They're so bad, I dismount and walk my bike across them when I even suspect they might be wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-d...ge_its_cl.html

    So glad I am at a different shop now, the previous shop is located right next to this bridge. This will definitely affect the shops directly in town.

    It was prob an egineering wonder back in 1870 (if that is when it was built) but these days its a collapse waiting to happen. Truss construction may be strong (and cost less) but its also been proven to fail/collapse even when just one member has been dammaged.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    An Aveo brought down that bridge. Clearly, people who drive Aveos are terrorists and the Aveo should be banned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
    Plasma cutter anyone?
    You mean to just leave the front end of the Aveo incorporated into the bridge and remove the rest of the car from the travel lane? Could make sense. Also use a welder to touch up the connection so no malefactors remove the front end when people's guard is down.

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    That might make a good bike lane until the get the car out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    That might make a good bike lane until the get the car out.
    I can tell you've never ridden across one of those abominations.
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    It is sketchy to ride across. BTW, the car has been removed and the bridge is still standing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I hate those open grate bridges. They offer almost no surface area to get traction on, and pose a huge hazard if a cyclist should go down on one. They need to put a proper surface on every one of them. They're so bad, I dismount and walk my bike across them when I even suspect they might be wet.
    I'm taking a guess the grates were open so that manure from horses would just fall straight through.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I'm taking a guess the grates were open so that manure from horses would just fall straight through.
    No. These don't date that far back. They road surface is very low maintenance (which is probably their reason for being), but traction is virtually non-existent.
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