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    So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    That's a mock-up, right? Where the hell is that supposed to be? And why would you entertain building such a thing?

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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    Certainly looks like a bridge I saw a few months ago on "mega structures"
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    You would have to get me completely *explitive* faced drunk, knock me out cold with a club and throw me in the trunk for me to even entertain the idea of driving across that monster.
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    That's a mock-up, right? Where the hell is that supposed to be? And why would you entertain building such a thing?
    A buddy emailed it to me.

    The Millau viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona, and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters high, and the overall height will be an impressive 336 meters, making this the highest bridge in the world.
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    It's done now
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    I'd kinda like to drive on it. Just for the experience.

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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    The Sunshine Skyway in Florida says



    Also, please don't remember to visit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel!

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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    The skyway bridge is great, because on both ends you can see parts of the old bridge, that collapsed into the bay after being hit by a boat
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    That's comforting.

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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    I hate loathe bridges as much as Puffy loathed the Randa signing.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    I like cable stayed bridges, hope they pick such a design for the Brent Spence replacement.
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    I hate loathe bridges as much as Puffy loathed the Randa signing.
    You and me both, creek. I'd have to say it is my biggest fear... other than floating in open waters and seeing a school of sharks heading my way. I get very tense when "just" driving over the Ohio River in Cincy. I have been over the Mackinaw Bridge many of times, but never was driving. The bridges in the pictures here are scary stuff in my world!!
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    The Sunshine Skyway in Florida says


    Is that the one just south of Tampa/St Pete? I think it goes over to Bradenton (sp?).

    I've driven over it a few times. Quite impressive.

    We were told, while down there back in the early 90s, that that bridge has been hit twice by ships... and that both times it was the same harbor pilot.

    When the Silver Bridge went down back in the 60's (connects Gallipolis to Point Pleasant), I had an uncle that got caught at the traffic light on the Ohio side (didn't make the bridge), and then watched it go down. Wow! talk about having someone looking over you.

    And I remember in high school watching footage of the Tacoma Bridge going down. Looked like a rubber band twisting and turning. The film footage showed a guy getting out of his car and trying to get off. Never knew if he made it or not. Wild stuff to watch.

    Here's some video of it. But I think you have to have Quicktime Player to view it...

    http://www.camguys.com/bridgeclpse.html

    And isn't there a stretch of bridge on 71 north of Cincy that goes over a pretty deep gourge. I read somewhere years ago where they hired Native Americans to work on it, who had no aversion to working at such heights.
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    Re: So, You're Scared To Drive Across The Bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC

    Is that the one just south of Tampa/St Pete? I think it goes over to Bradenton (sp?).
    Yep -sure is the one - hit once in '80 - that was the "big one".

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    And isn't there a stretch of bridge on 71 north of Cincy that goes over a pretty deep gourge. I read somewhere years ago where they hired Native Americans to work on it, who had no aversion to working at such heights.
    The Little Miami Gorge Bridge is highly impressive from the part that you can see from Ft. Ancient. If you get off at 123 and 71, turn onto SR 350 East. You can see it from the road. Its wierd that something that high is in Ohio.



    New River Bridge north of Beckley WV on US 19 is scary. Its a bungee jump haven on "Bridge Days".

    FWIW - here's a picture of the "Big Mac" bridge in Michigan.
    Last edited by Heath; 04-24-2006 at 09:20 AM.
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