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Bridge repairs in America. (34)

Dec 23, 2020 11:36 PM CST Bridge repairs in America.
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia79 Threads 14 Polls 7,655 Posts
One thing I have noticed over the years, whenever you're watching an American film and a bridge is closed for repairs, they always leave a pile of dirt each side so cars can jump over and land on the other side properly.
Given how much bridges cost to build or fix, why not simply have a jumping lane. Come to think of it, why not just do away with the boomgates and let people use the bridge as a jump when it's half up or half down. teddybear
Dec 23, 2020 11:44 PM CST Bridge repairs in America.
mbkenonline now!
mbkenonline now!mbkenNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA380 Posts
Like James Bond in The Man With The Golden Gun....that bridge jump was so cool.dancing
Dec 24, 2020 10:39 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Lookin4missright
Lookin4missrightLookin4missrightmelbourne, Victoria Australia537 Threads 1 Polls 35,587 Posts
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Dec 24, 2020 10:41 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
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Dec 24, 2020 10:41 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Lookin4missright
Lookin4missrightLookin4missrightmelbourne, Victoria Australia537 Threads 1 Polls 35,587 Posts
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Dec 24, 2020 10:43 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Lookin4missright
Lookin4missrightLookin4missrightmelbourne, Victoria Australia537 Threads 1 Polls 35,587 Posts
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thumbs up cheers Merry Christmas dancingsanta
Dec 24, 2020 11:05 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Dedovix
DedovixDedovixBig Place, Central Serbia Serbia27 Threads 1 Polls 7,128 Posts
pat8lanips: One thing I have noticed over the years, whenever you're watching an American film and a bridge is closed for repairs, they always leave a pile of dirt each side so cars can jump over and land on the other side properly.
Given how much bridges cost to build or fix, why not simply have a jumping lane. Come to think of it, why not just do away with the boomgates and let people use the bridge as a jump when it's half up or half down.
after watching Tarzan , the need for bridges is meaningless

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seems as a healthier and cost-effective transportation
Dec 24, 2020 11:24 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
pat8lanips: One thing I have noticed over the years, whenever you're watching an American film and a bridge is closed for repairs, they always leave a pile of dirt each side so cars can jump over and land on the other side properly.
Given how much bridges cost to build or fix, why not simply have a jumping lane. Come to think of it, why not just do away with the boomgates and let people use the bridge as a jump when it's half up or half down.
We have one main bridge connecting us to the rest of coastal Oregon, going North. I can tell you, when it has been closed, it causes quite a problem. One can drive out to an area called “ Eastside”, and take a very long, winding road northwest, come out to a little town called “ Glasgow”, and be on the other side of the bay. North Bend/Coos Bay is a frequent destination for small towns north of the bridge, as many people living in them work here. The McCullough, as she is named, has been closed twice ( for a week or two) in the past 14 years, so, not too often. We do not, in my observation, have anything like you mention. We did, however, have John Voigt, Henry Fonda, and Paul Newman stay here back in the 1970s, when they were making the movie, “Sometimes A Great Notion”. cheers
Dec 24, 2020 11:40 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Lookin4missright: Merry Christmas
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Dec 24, 2020 11:45 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Butin
ButinButinIngatestone, Essex, England UK17 Threads 2,835 Posts
I am overwhelmin.d. About your bridge. I just hope you feel the same way about my friends chimney he just built.........doh doh doh
Dec 24, 2020 12:43 PM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Soonyuleknow
SoonyuleknowSoonyuleknowFlagstaff, Arizona USA35 Threads 397 Posts
The Oz boys are back in town. Merry Christmas.
Dec 24, 2020 12:50 PM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Soonyuleknow: The Oz boys are back in town. Merry Christmas.
Hi pt8 lanips welome back for xmas,

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Dec 25, 2020 8:58 PM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Valerie_
Valerie_Valerie_Allar, Buenos Aires Argentina4 Threads 1 Polls 118 Posts
pat8lanips: One thing I have noticed over the years, whenever you're watching an American film and a bridge is closed for repairs, they always leave a pile of dirt each side so cars can jump over and land on the other side properly.
Given how much bridges cost to build or fix, why not simply have a jumping lane. Come to think of it, why not just do away with the boomgates and let people use the bridge as a jump when it's half up or half down.
Nothing made after 1989 is worth watching...
Dec 26, 2020 6:48 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia79 Threads 14 Polls 7,655 Posts
I'm not sure about that... Terminator 2 was pretty good.
Dec 26, 2020 7:16 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Cavalero
CavaleroCavaleroLiege, Belgium5 Threads 4 Polls 507 Posts
Not sure about that.

The Fugive was pretty good.

So was Golden Eye, Armi of Darkness, The Rock, Ghost, Friday, Man in Black, Schindler's List, The Green Mile, Appolo 13, The Bodyguard, The Truman Show, Shawshank Redemption, Jerry Maguire, Fargo, Point Break, The Sixth Sense, Poetic Justice, Silence of the lambs, The Matrix, Groundhog Day, Duplicity, Pulp Fiction - ok, I'll stop now laugh
Dec 26, 2020 7:20 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
One2note
One2noteOne2noteLondon, Essex, England UK353 Threads 3 Polls 11,037 Posts
I would assume that most bridges in America were build by the first 2 piggies !!
Dec 26, 2020 7:53 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia79 Threads 14 Polls 7,655 Posts
That may be so, but I seem to recall a certain song about London bridge falling down. Obviously, there is scope for improvement with the English attitude to bridge maintenance as well.

teddybear
Dec 26, 2020 9:03 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
One2note
One2noteOne2noteLondon, Essex, England UK353 Threads 3 Polls 11,037 Posts
pat8lanips: That may be so, but I seem to recall a certain song about London bridge falling down. Obviously, there is scope for improvement with the English attitude to bridge maintenance as well.
When our bridge start crumbling, we sell them to the yanks .
Dec 26, 2020 9:08 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
Any good bridges built in USA or Uk , will have been built by the IRISH!!applause cheering head banger
Dec 26, 2020 9:10 AM CST Bridge repairs in America.
One2note
One2noteOne2noteLondon, Essex, England UK353 Threads 3 Polls 11,037 Posts
lillipution: Any good bridges built in USA or Uk , will have been built by the IRISH!!
Hopefully, they’ll stop building ships !
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