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Message 2093063 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 17:14:55 UTC - in response to Message 2093062.  

That's both a scary number and a scary fraction of bridges that are in a poor state of repair. A very sad reflection on the state of the USA's infrastructure
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Message 2093078 - Posted: 28 Jan 2022, 20:33:21 UTC - in response to Message 2093049.  

Will be interesting to see what the investigation reveals as the causes(s).
As it failed in winter, i could well believe existing cracking was exacerbated by water in those cracks. Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw over a few years would well and truly accelerate the propagation of any existing cracks.
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Message 2093277 - Posted: 31 Jan 2022, 21:15:51 UTC

A bit more about that bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.

Officials: Bridge not bad enough to close after inspection.

Obviously they were wrong and more frightening is that there are 5 other bridges around there of the same age and construction type still in use. I wonder how they rate ATM.
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Message 2093440 - Posted: 3 Feb 2022, 3:09:38 UTC

This has been all over various cable news stations today...
NJ road rage incident ends in horrific crash as driver loses control, veers off road and flips over

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As summarized by YouTube user Racerwong.Shooterwong, who observed the incident while traveling on the same road and posted the brief dashcam footage online, “Accord and Raptor decided to road rage each other. Accord lost.”

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Message 2093610 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 3:39:20 UTC

Historic Steel Bridge to be partly Dismantled in the Netherlands Because it’s too Small for Bezos Superyacht to Pass
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Message 2093627 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 11:16:56 UTC - in response to Message 2093610.  
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What?+

Bezos goes oversized for his latest phallus??+++!


I hope his slaves appreciate their slavery and their assumed freedom...


All in an overly greedy world?
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Message 2093628 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 13:24:01 UTC
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Because it’s too Small for Bezos Superyacht to Pass


Obviously, the yacht builders (located upstream from the bridge) did their planning well.

Surely this issue should have been known about a long time before now!

Why were they offered the construction contract, and why on earth did they accept it?
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Message 2093629 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 13:36:34 UTC - in response to Message 2093628.  
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Because it’s too Small for Bezos Superyacht to Pass


Obviously, the yacht builders (located upstream from the bridge) did their planning well.

Surely this issue should have been known about a long time before now!

Why were they offered the construction contract, and why on earth did they accept it?



would have thought that was obvious, money. It's reported that the yacht is costing in the region of $500million.

no brainer really ;-)

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Message 2093634 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 15:26:36 UTC

Paid when it hits the water, not when it reaches the ocean. And until the owner gets it out, charge a dock fee!
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Message 2093636 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 19:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 2093277.  

A bit more about that bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.

Officials: Bridge not bad enough to close after inspection.

Obviously they were wrong and more frightening is that there are 5 other bridges around there of the same age and construction type still in use. I wonder how they rate ATM.

This is what the Germans do to unsafe bridges. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-60280834
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Message 2093650 - Posted: 6 Feb 2022, 22:29:07 UTC - in response to Message 2093628.  

Why were they offered the construction contract, and why on earth did they accept it?
Because the price of the yacht includes the costs of the partial dismantling & re-assembly of the bridge.
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Message 2093722 - Posted: 8 Feb 2022, 9:46:40 UTC

Time & time again, people in 4WDs think that just because they're in a 4WD that the laws of physics don't apply to them.
Couple plucked from ute stuck in raging floodwaters.


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Message 2093734 - Posted: 8 Feb 2022, 17:25:26 UTC

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Message 2093735 - Posted: 8 Feb 2022, 18:05:40 UTC - in response to Message 2093734.  

Only 32 month ban? - should have been loss for life and a spell doing community service, say 1000 hours when he is released.
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Message 2093737 - Posted: 8 Feb 2022, 19:27:50 UTC

Only 32 month ban? - should have been loss for life and a spell doing community service, say 1000 hours when he is released.
At the very least. :-O
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Message 2093757 - Posted: 9 Feb 2022, 9:45:51 UTC

They reckon that every village has to have 1, but there days I reckon that it must be 2, seems like that's the cases for islands as well. :-(

Queensland Police charge driver after dangerous Bribie Island stunt.
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Message 2093782 - Posted: 9 Feb 2022, 20:07:42 UTC
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Message 2093789 - Posted: 9 Feb 2022, 21:46:13 UTC - in response to Message 2093782.  

Racing while drunk
A man who crashed his car into a lorry while racing with friends has been jailed for 16 months.
Declan Webster had his ex-partner and a three-year-old child in the car when the crash happened on 8 August 2020.
Only 16 months?!?! Should have been 16 years IMHO for such an incredibly dangerous act of stupidity. And the other idiots should have got 5years as a minimum, not just a few months.
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